On April 1, 2018 he moved to the Technical University Munich (TUM). There he presides over the the professorial chair “Robotics Schience and System Intelligence” and he is the Director from the "Munich School of Robotics an Machine Intelligence". Its fields of research and applications include robots as life aids for handicapped people, new robot assistants for the industry, medical robots for minimally invasive surgery and programs for safe human-machine interactions. Before his move to the TUM, Sami Haddadin was a full professor and director of the Institute of Automatic Control the Leibniz University Hannover. Prof. Haddadin is one of the driving forces behind intelligent robots and prostheses that can physically interact with their environments thanks to their artificial sense of touch. Collaborating with his team, he developed the novel robotic system FRANKA EMIKA.
Sami Haddadin was a guest scientist at Willow Garage, Palo Alto, and Stanford University, Palo Alto. He holds degrees in electrical engineering, informatics and technology management from TU Munich and LMU Munich. He has been the organizer of international robotics conferences and the publisher of journals in the field. In addition, he has been the recipient of other honors such as the Alfried Krupp Prize, the 2015 EEE/RAS Early Career Award, and the 2015 RSS Early Career Spotlight. In November, 2017 he received with his team the German future price, presented to them by German Federal President Steinmeier.