Beitrags-Archiv für die Kategory 'Lakeside Labs'

In motion: Video transmission by mobile drones

Donnerstag, 22. September 2016 14:50

„The information technology specialist Raheeb Muzaffar has developed an application-layer framework that improves the transmission of videos between moving drones and mobile devices located at ground level. His work within the ICE doctoral programme will be completed soon. He explains what makes this technology innovative and talks about his plans for the future in a conversation with Romy Mueller (AAUNews).“ Read more on Medium …

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Robotics Week in the Press

Mittwoch, 2. Dezember 2015 17:25

We are happy to announce that apart from the numerous participants at the EU Robotics Week of Klagenfurt, various newspapers and TV/Radio channels were also interested in the event and in what the IEEE Student Branch does at TeWi AAU. Below we are collecting our appearances in the press. Please visit our website frequently, the list will continuously grow!

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Wettkampf der Roboter in Klagenfurt

„Eine Woche lang drehte sich im Lakeside Park in Klagenfurt alles um Roboter. Diese „European Robotics Week“ wurde von der IEEE Student Branch organisiert. Und am Finaltag fand dann der Wettkampf der Roboter statt.“

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Roboter-Woche an der Uni!

„Erstmals nimmt die Klagenfurter Alpen-Adria-Uni heuer an der EU-Robotik-Woche teil. Ab morgen, Montag, werden Roboter und Drohnen auf dem Uni-Areal im Mittelpunkt stehen. Interessierte haben bis Freitag Zeit, sich über die Entwicklungen im Bereich Robotik zu informieren und neue Trends kennenzulernen.“

to be continued…

IEEE Student Branch Klagenfurt

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Klagenfurt meets Robots: EU Robotics Week at AAU Klagenfurt

Dienstag, 10. November 2015 18:58

The IEEE Student Branch organizes from 23 to 27 November, a networking event for all those who deal with robotics or look forward to do so.

Numerous research projects at the Alpen-Adria University, the Lakeside Science & Technology Park, in the Lakeside Labs GmbH and in the laboratories of Joanneum Research are dealing with robotics. IEEE Student Branch is now organizing a multi-day event, where different Robotics groups present their research and invite the audience to explore the fascinating development going on in their research labs. Part of the program also provides the computer science workshop at the Institute for Informatics Didactics, which is aimed at school pupils.

The workshop concludes on 27 November with a robotics competition: participants in 14 teams will build their own Lego robots and program them to solve the given task in the most efficient manner. The participants will be divided into the Junior League (under 18 years) and Senior League (over 18 years. The winners of the Junior League will eventually compete against the winners of the Senior League. The award ceremony will take place from 16:00 clock on Friday 27 of November.

If you would like to participate with your team in the Robotics Competition, please register here: http://goo.gl/forms/7FFqvuwKfN

The maximum number of teams that can participate is 14 due to technical limitations. The registration is therefore on a first come, first served basis and all teams will be informed about further details via e-mail.

Please note that only the LEGO kits will be provided and each team should bring at least one laptop on their own!

Details of the program will follow shortly.

23.11.2015
24.11.2015
25.11.2015
26.11.2015
27.11.2015
09:00-14:00
Robotics Competition: Assembling Lego Robots and problem solving for task completion
(Lakeside Park B01)
14:00-15:00
Informatik-Werkstatt for  School Kids by Institute for Informatics Didactics  (E.2.69)
15:00-16:00
 
16:00-17:00
Award and closing ceremony with snacks and drinks
(Lakeside Park B01)
18:00:18:30
Robotics @ Joanneum: Presentation
(B04, Lakeside Labs seminar Room)
Robotics @ Pervasive computing: Presentation(B04, Lakeside Labs seminar Room)
Robotics @ Control of Networked Systems: Presentation
(B04, Lakeside Labs seminar Room)
Robotics @ Mobile Systems: Presentation
(B04, Lakeside Labs seminar Room)
18:30-19:30
Robotics @ Joanneum: Open Lab
(Joanneum Research B08)
Robotics @ Pervasive Computing: Open Lab
(NES B02)
TED talks and discussion about Control of Networked Systems
(B04, Lakeside Labs seminar Room)
Robotics @ Mobile Systems: Open Lab
(NES B02)

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Semester Opening Game Night

Freitag, 13. März 2015 16:10

Dear Students and Colleagues,

the IEEE Student Branch Klagenfurt is opening the summer semester of 2015 with an exciting Game Night. Participants can play with modern game consoles such as Xbox Kinect, Playstation, and Wii, and a retro corner will also be set up with Commodore 64, Pentium I, and other historical devices. As usual, some beer and pizza will be provided. Furthermore, gamers can challenge their opponents in frame of a quiz and win some valuable prizes.

Date: 18:00 on 16th March, 2015
Location: Lakeside Labs (Lakeside Park B04b, 1st floor)

Please come and have fun with us!

For further information, please check our Facebook Event.

IEEE Student Branch Klagenfurt

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Austrian Robotics Workshop 2015 @ AAU

Freitag, 12. Dezember 2014 10:01

Preliminary C4P ARW 2015 The 2015 edition of the workshop series will be held at the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt (AAU) on 7th and 8th of May 2015. The program will include two invited talks, oral presentations as well as robot and industry presentations and demonstrations.
The organizers envision strengthening the cooperation between academia and industry. Therefore, contributions and participation from industry are encouraged!

Visit http://www.roboticsworkshop.at/ for more details and download the preliminary Call for papers here!

 

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HTL Tag an der Fakultät für Technische Wissenschaften

Mittwoch, 5. November 2014 17:17

Die Fakultäten für Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Technische Wissenschaften hatten am 24.10. über 140 SchülerInnen der HTL Mössingerstraße zu Gast und konnten bei dieser Gelegenheit ein paar Einblicke in die Welt der Wirtschaft und Technik geben.

Bereits seit vielen Jahren besteht eine enge Verbindung unserer Universität mit einer der renommiertesten HTLs in Kärnten. Im Zuge dieser Zusammenarbeit finden immer wieder Veranstaltungen und Informationstage statt, bei denen den SchülerInnen die Möglichkeiten die ihnen ein Studium bei uns bietet aufgezeigt werden.

Spannende Vorträge aus den Bereichen 3D-Druck (WiWi & TeWi), Robotersysteme (NES), Informatik (AINF) und Marketing (MIM), gemixt mit einem Rundgang durch die Labore des Lakeside Parks inklusive Drohnenflügen und einer Vorführung über intelligente Energiesysteme, konnten die Jugendlichen begeistern.

Wir freuen uns darauf bald wieder zahlreiche SchülerInnen aus den verschiedensten Schulen bei uns begrüßen zu dürfen, denn schon am 19.12.2014 startet die Technik LIVE an unserer Fakultät!

 

140 SchülerInnen zu Besuch an der TeWi

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GAME NIGHT – Semester Opening at the IEEE Student Branch Klagenfurt

Dienstag, 7. Oktober 2014 14:25

Dear Students and Colleagues,

we would like to cordially invite you to our semester opening event. The winter semester of 2014/15 will be started with a grandiose Game Night followed by a whole new variety of events organised by the IEEE Student Branch Klagenfurt. Below you can find all the necessary details about the Game Night. […]

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Prof. A. E. Eiben: The Next Big Thing in Artificial Evolution

Mittwoch, 9. April 2014 16:33

Time:
April 10 th, 2014, 15:00 CET

Place:
Lakeside Labs
Room L4.1.114

Abstract:
In this talk I present a vision about the upcoming breakthrough in artificial evolution: animate artefacts that (self-)reproduce in physical spaces. In other words, I envision the „Evolution of Things“, rather than just the evolution of digital objects, leading to a new field of Embodied Artificial Evolution. After presenting this vision I elaborate on some of the technical challenges and relate the main algorithmic/technical requirements to the current know-how in EC. Finally, I will speculate about possible applications, their societal impacts, and argue that these developments will radically change our lives.

Bio:
A.E. Eiben is a professor of Computational Intelligence on the VU University Amsterdam and Visiting Professor in the Department of Electronics of the University of York, UK. He is one of the European early birds of Evolutionary Computing; his first EC paper dates back to 1989 and he co-authored the first comprehensive book on the subject. He has been organizing committee member of practically all major international evolutionary computing conferences and editorial board member of related international journals. He have also coordinated or participated in several EU research projects.

Prominent themes in his work include multi-parent recombination methods, evolutionary constraint handling, evolutionary art, artificial life, and evolutionary robotics. Furthermore, he is concerned with methodological issues, especially the design and calibration of evolutionary algorithms (parameter tuning off-line as well as parameter control on-line).
Lately he became interested in artificial evolutionary systems that are physically embodied in real time and real space. This goes far beyond conventional evolutionary computing in digital spaces and implies great new opportunities and challenges – see his TEDx talk and a journal paper on the vision, and the The Triangle of Life framework for a possible implementation in robotic systems that can self-reproduce. On the long term, a broad range of possible „incarnations“ can emerge and form a radically new way of engineering. Furthermore, they can serve as an apparatus to investigate deep scientific questions about evolution in a new substrate, different from carbon-based life as we know it.

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On Evolving Self-organizing Technical Systems

Dienstag, 8. April 2014 9:57

Talk and PhD thesis defense of István Fehérvári

„On Evolving Self-organizing Technical Systems“

10.4.2014 10:00 AM
K1.09 (Servicegebäude)

The trend toward pervasive computing and networked systems has lead to increased complexity and dynamics of today’s technical systems. Thus, future systems are expected to be even more complex requiring novel ways to handle such complex networked systems. One approach to solve this problem is to increase the level of self-organization in those systems. Self-organizing systems offer numerous advantages over traditional ones like robustness against a failure of a component and scalability but due to the distributed structure there is no straightforward way to design a self-organizing system. This thesis investigates how evolutionary computation can be applied to find the appropriate micro-level rules of a self-organizing system that provide the desired emergent global behavior for a given system. In particular, we propose a design methodology built on meta-heuristic search that guides the designer throughout the whole engineering process. Additionally, we investigate the evolvability of self-organizing technical systems via several case studies focusing on the effects of certain design decisions explained in the proposed methodology. First, a self-organizing cellular automata model is described that is evolved to present a desired 2D structure. Using this example the connection between problem complexity and evolvability is discussed. Two further studies focus on evolutionary swarm robotics. In the first one, we discuss the effects of various interaction interfaces and their effects on the quality of the evolved solutions. We find that seemingly identical interfaces can produce significantly different group behavior. The second experiment investigates how a self-organizing team of soccer robots can be evolved. Here, we study the effects of different agent controller structures and interface interpretation models. We also describe a novel evolutionary software framework that supports the proposed design methodology and aids engineers and researchers working with self-organizing systems.

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Open Master Theses @ Smart Grid Group

Mittwoch, 26. März 2014 10:20

The Smart Grid Group of the NES-Institute is offering two new topics for Master Theses:

Occupancy Detection in Household Power Draw

Master Thesis or Research Project (Informatics, Mathematics, Information Technology):

Smart metering and accordingly, fine-grained energy demand data introduces the possibility to extract useful information from the monitored data such as appliance level demand feedback. One possible and important scope of energy consumption data is to detect the occupancy of household residents, which is fundamental to enable a various number of different smart home and home automation applications. Therefore, the task of this Master Thesis is it to identify state of the art algorithms for occupancy detection, to implement the most important and promising algorithms, to compare them and finally, to test them in a real world environment.

Knowledge: Working in a scientific way, programming language according to personal preference (Matlab, Python, C++)
Contact & Advisor: Dominik Egarter (dominik.egarter@aau.at)

Energy-Efficient LED Light Control for Smart Buildings

Master Thesis (Informatics, Mathematics, Information Technology):

The reduction of energy demand is an actual and important challenge. A big portion of today’s energy demand underlies the energy demand of household lighting systems. Therefore, the aim of this thesis is to identify an energy-efficient lighting system based on LED technology, to create and to implement a test system and to evaluate its performance compared to a todays conventional lighting system.

Knowledge: Circuit design, embedded programming (microcontroller, Raspberry Pi)
Contact & Advisor: Dominik Egarter (dominik.egarter@aau.at)

Do you have questions and are you interested for one of the topics? Do not hesitate to contact me (dominik.egarter@aau.at)!

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