Important Information!

TUM is under minimum operation at all of our locations due to the nationwide lockdown. Until there is any update, ICS will remain closed as the nationwide lock-down continues in Germany.

Important note: TUM will remain closed to the general public until further notice. In the interest of fairness and equal opportunity for our international student body, classes will not be held in person, as a rule.

Please inform yourself regularly about the developments and decisions in dealing with the corona virus:

Institute for Cognitive Systems

The Institute for Cognitive Systems deals with the fundamental understanding and creation of cognitive systems.

As our research interests fall in line with the notion of "Understanding through Creating", three essential aspects motivate our approach [Cheng et. al. 2007; Cheng 2014]:

  • In Engineering - Engineers can gain a great deal of understanding through the studies of biological systems, which can provide guiding principles for developing sophisticated and robust artificial systems;
  • Scientifically - Building of a human-like machine and the reproduction of human-like behaviours can in turn teach us more about how humans deal with the world, and the plausible mechanisms involved.
  • For society - In turn we will gain genuine knowledge toward the development of systems that can better serve our society.


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