Research Center for Geriatronics

Main responsible:

Prof. Dr. Darius Burschka, Chair of Telerobotics and Sensor Data Fusion

Prof. Dr. Alena Buyx, Chair of Ethics in Medicine and Health Technologies

Prof. Dr. David Franklin, Chair of Neuromuscular Diagnostics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sami Haddadin, Executive Director and Professor of Robotics and Systems Intelligence

Prof. Dr. Ruth Müller, Chair of Science and Technology Policy

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckehard Steinbach, Chair of Media Technology

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walter, Chair of Astronautics

Prof. Dr. M. Heckl, Oskar von Miller Chair of Science Communication

Geriatronics is composed of geriatrics and robotics. The Garmisch research center of the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) at TUM has set itself the goal of counteracting demographic change and the shortage of nursing staff.

With the help of intelligent assistance systems such as the GARMI robot, elderly people are supported in their everyday lives at home and provided with telemedical care. For example, the assistant robot is equipped with various measuring devices such as ECG, blood pressure monitor and ultrasound and can transmit this data directly to the doctor.
Artificial intelligence robots like GARMI enable older people to have more self-determination in old age. GARMI does not replace contact with people, but it can provide support and thus relieve caregivers in the long term.

The Geriatronics Research Center was established in early 2019 and is still in the research phase.