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Jury Voices: Robotics

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Prof. Dr. Sabina Jeschke, Matthias Ziege, and Dr. Gregor Thiele have been appointed as jury members for the Robotics category of the Deep Tech Award 2024.

With a keen eye for innovation and practicality, they are eager to uncover submissions that promise real-world impact.

1. What is important to you in submissions for the Deep Tech Award?

Prof. Dr. Sabina Jeschke

“The key factors when considering submissions for the Deep Tech Award are breakthrough innovation and societal impact. Projects that combine advanced AI and robotics with solutions to real-world challenges that demonstrate both technological strength and practical applicability are what I am looking for. It is important that innovations not only push technical boundaries but also present a vision for enhancing human life or solving pressing issues. Submissions that resonate are those that demonstrate a step forward in using technology to create a better future.”

- Prof. Dr. Sabina Jeschke, CEO KI Park

2. What constitutes a Deep Tech innovation for you?

Matthias Ziege

“Ideally, deep tech innovation pushes the boundaries of existing technologies and overcomes barriers that have prevented the widespread adoption of innovative technologies. In the field of robotics, for example, these are issues of collaborative capability, including increasing safety when interacting with humans, optimizing sensing and perception, and making manipulation options more flexible. It also includes issues related to the democratization of robotic solutions, as well as ethical and social issues.”

- Mathias Ziege, Head of Mercedes-Benz Digital Factory Campus

3. Why is Berlin the right place to develop Deep Tech?

Dr. Gregor Thiele

“The gravitation for creative people with sometimes unconventional ideas and a striking determination seems to be quite high in Berlin.”

- Dr. Gregor Thiele, Head of the Process Automation and Robotics Department at Fraunhofer IPK

Thank You!

To the application platform: https://deeptechaward.alpha-awards.com/ui/auth