Principal Investigator (Director)

Loading Physical Intelligence Department

Metin Sitti

Director, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Physical Intelligence Department, Stuttgart, Germany.

Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

Dr. Metin Sitti received the BSc and MSc degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1999. He was a research scientist at UC Berkeley during 1999-2002. He has been a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA since 2002. He is currently a director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart. His research interests include small-scale physical intelligence, mobile microrobotics, bio-inspired materials and miniature robots, soft robotics, and micro-/nanomanipulation. He is an IEEE Fellow. He received the SPIE Nanoengineering Pioneer Award in 2011 and NSF CAREER Award in 2005. He received many best paper, video and poster awards in major robotics and adhesion conferences. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics.


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Metin Sitti C.V.


CMU-NanoRobotics Lab


Administrative Staff

Alejandro Posada

Web Page Design and Content Management for the Physical Intelligence Department as well as for the Micro, Nano and Molecular Systems Group, both at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.



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Janina Sieber



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Postdoctoral Researcher Staff

PhD Students