2013-05-13 May 14, 2013: Team ViGIR (SIM Group with TORC Robotics and Virginia Tech) successfully qualified for Virtual DARPA Robotics Challenge, the international competition for robot technologies to conduct humanitarian, disaster relief
2012-10-15 Oct. 2012: Team ViGIR (SIM Group with TORC Robotics and Virginia Tech) was selected for Track B of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the international competition for robot technologies to conduct humanitarian, disaster relief
2010-06-24 June 24, 2010, Singapore: Autonomous humanoid robots of the Darmstadt Dribblers impressively defend their RoboCup world champion title against 23 international teams: 8 wins in 8 games, 74:2 goal difference, reports, videos, twitter
2010-06-10 Server maintenance on June 16, 2010, 9am-2pm
2010-05-26 June 8-11, 2010, Munich: Presentation of the award winning BioRob - Safe and quickly deployable robot arms for flexible production - at the AUTOMATICA in Hall A2 at Booth 440
2009-07-05 July 5, 2009, Graz, Austria: Autonomous, humanoid robots of the Darmstadt Dribblers blew away all opponents at RoboCup: World Champion (8 wins in 8 games, 78:3 goal difference),
Louis Vuitton Best Humanoid Award (as first non Japanese team), 1. Place Technical Challenge: reports, videos
2008-11-01 The research group presents innovative robotic systems including autonomous humanoid robots, the new four-legged robot and the new bio-inspired robotic arm at the iTEC08 conference, Nov 6-7, 2008.
2008-08-01 Aug. 1, 5:30pm on TV Channel Sat.1:
Report on the RoboCup world championship title of the Dribbling Dackels within the GermanTeam
2007-12-06 The founding idea "New Generation of Robots" has been awarded the 2nd place at the UniTechSpin founding competition 2007.
2007-11-13 Our autonomous, soccer playing, humanoid robots Bruno and Jan are performing from Nov 25 - 28 for the BMBF at the Soccerex 2007 in South Afrika (cf. TV3 NZ).
Our striker Bruno 2 performs at an event of Discovery Channel in London on Nov 27-28.
2007-10-19 Excellence initiative of the German Federal and State Governments: the graduate school Computational Engineering has been approved on Oct 19, 2007, with participation of the SIM research group.
2007-09-21 Best Poster Presentation Award for Thomas Hemker at the Czech-French-German Conference on Optimization
2006-03-18 Autonomous, legged robots of the Darmstadt Dribblers & Dribbling Dackels on TV channel HR in Flowmotion Roadking on Mar 20, 3:45am; Mar 29, 2:25am; Apr 7, 3:50am. And on channel 3sat neues on Apr 1, 5pm; Apr 3, 7am & 9:45am. And on ZDF Apr 13, 1pm (Mittagsmagazin, video) , May 5 (heute, video), May 30 (heute, video),
June 9 (heute, video), June 11 (DW-TV, video),
visual presentation of Team Darmstadt (ZDF Mediathek, June 14).
2005-07-16 RoboCup: GermanTeam World Champion 2005 after dramatic penalty-kick shoot-out!
More information, pictures and links are available
2005-07-11 The German science magazine Wissenschaft Online reports in its dossier on robotics in detail about the Darmstadt Dribblers and the Dribbling Dackels.
2005-05-27 The classes on Robotics 1 and "Robotics 0" have been rated in the student's evaluation of the winter semester 2004/5 in several categories among the top 3 of all classes of the department.