Appointment of Dr.-Ing. Günther Schmidt, Dornier AG, Friedrichshafen as full professor and director of the institute for Measurement and Automatic Control Engineering, provided that in the next years a separate institute for measurement engineering will be established.
Fields of work: theory and technology of automatic control engineering and its application to process- and power engineering, automotive and traffic systems, mobile and two-legged robotics, biomedical engineering, telepresence and teleaction.
Retirement of Dr.-Ing. H. Mascha and appointment of Dr.-Ing. F. Freyberger as his successor for the position of "Akademischer Rat".
Acquision of the first digital process computer Interdata M 70.
Appointment of the scientific assistant Dr.-Eng. K. W. Bonfig as professor at the University-GH Siegen.
Beginning of the research works on microcomputer control systems (INTEL 4004, 8008, 8080,...).
Appointment of the scientific assistant Dr.-Ing. Hans-Rolf Tränkler as "Akad. Oberrat".
Appointment of Dr.-Ing. habil. H. Jaschek as "Wiss. Rat".
Development of the first LSR-Logo.
Involvement in the research program on data processing (PDV) of the BMFT, in the area of decentralized information processing: bus-compatible multi-microcomputer control, supervisory control and software systems for automation (INTERSIM, GANESI, etc).
Establishment of the new student program C: Automatic control and process engineering.
Habilitation of Dr.-Ing. J. Ackermann, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, private lecturer at the institute, Discrete Control and later Robust Control.
Appointment of Dr.-Ing. H.-R. Tränkler as associate professor to the University Dortmund.
Appointment of Dr.-Ing. H. Jaschek as full professor to the University Saarbrücken.
Renaming of the institute as Institute of Automatic Control Engineering (LSR), after appointment and adoption of the research area Measurement Engineering by Dr. rer.nat. Elmar Schrüfer, AEG.
By the amendment of the bavarian academy-act, the institute of Automatic Control Engineering, Electrical Measurement Engineering, as well as Reactor Control and Reactor Safety, are joint to one institute for Automation.
The first participation in a fair at INTERKAMA, Düsseldorf with PDV-bus-compatible control components.
Habilitation of Dr.-Ing. M.Cremer.
Appointment of the chief engineer Dr.-Ing. habil M. Cremer as associate professor to the TU Hamburg-Harburg.
Start of the robotics research with the mobile robot MICROBE.
Installation and inauguration of the first Laboratory-LAN at the TU München.
Professor Schmidt is dean of the department of Electrical Engineering.
He urges its renaming to the more appropriate name Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
The faculty celebrates this in July 1987 with a commemorative event and an open day, which is the precursor of the Tag der Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik.
The renaming of the department finds many imitators among German universities up to the renaming of the VDE into Verband der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik Informationstechnik.
Appointment of Dr.-Ing. habil Jürgen Ackermann, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen as apl. professor.
SFB 331 Data processing in autonomous, mobile manipulation systems (MACROBE, Laser-Kamera ets).
The institute moves into the modern office and laboratory rooms and the new workshop of the N5 building at Hessstraße.
Appointment of Dr.-Ing. M. Papageorgiou, Dorsch Consult, München as associate professor for Automation at the Institute of Automatic Control Engineering.
Appointment of the scientific Ass. Dr.-Ing. G. Lappus as "Akad. Rat".
Establishment of the first double-diploma program together with the elite university Ecole Centrale Lille, Lille, France.
Appointment of Dr.-Ing. G. Lappus as full professor to TU Cottbus.
Appointment of the associate professor Dr.-Ing. M. Papageorgiou as full professor to TU Crete, Chania, Greece.
Establishment of the interdisciplinary center for sensomotor systems together with the LMU in Klinikum Großhadern.
Beginning of the research works about autonomous two-legged robots (JOHNNIE, etc.).
Retirement of the long-standing director of the mechanical workshop, L. Ritt and appointment of his successor J. Gradl.
SFB 462 Sensomotorik in Mensch and Maschine (WALK! etc.)
SFB 453 Wirklichkeitsnahe Telepräsenz und Teleaktion.
Renaming of the Institute into Automation Technology and Autonomous Systems.
Renaming of the student program D into Automation Technology and Autonomous Systems.
Habilitation of the chief engineer Dr.-Ing./Univ. Tokio M. Buss and appointment as full professor to TU Berlin.
Habilitation of the scientific ass. Dr.-Ing. U. Hanebeck and appointment as full professor at the University Karlsruhe
Demonstration "Intelligenter Laufroboter JOHNNIE" common with the chair of Applied Mechanic at the Hanover exposition
Habilitation of the scientific ass. Dr.Ing. R. Riener and appointment as assistance professor at the institute for automatic, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Retirement of Professor G. Schmidt and construction of the Research group Interactive systems and control