A workshop about communication in swarms took place in Klagenfurt in mid-July. Invited speakers and other experts discussed questions at the interface of robotics, distributed systems, and communication technology.
A panel on the next generation of mobile communication systems was held in Klagenfurt. Experts from two network operators, a chip vendor, and research institutions discussed the opportunities and challenges of 5G.
Austria establishes a test field for 5G mobile systems. It can be used by companies and research institutes to advance their prototypes and products. The concept was presented in a press conference at the ministry for transport, innovation, and technology this week.
An interdisciplinary workshop on self-organization and swarm intelligence in cyber physical systems was held at Lakeside Labs this week. Experts presented their work and discussed open issues in this exciting field.
Samira Hayat and I attended re:publica 2017 in Berlin. It was an exciting event not least because Samira gave a very personal talk about drones and their application in disaster response.
Samira Hayat from my team told her personal story at this year’s TED event at CERN and reported on our research activities in the field of multi-drone systems.
Written by Christian Bettstetter. Photos by Christian Philipp for Lakeside Labs. The Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems and Lakeside Labs opened their doors to the public. About 120 visitors informed themselves about research in mobile systems, pervasive computing, self-organizing systems, multimedia systems, and smart grids.
Scientists and engineers working on multi-UAV systems came together in Klagenfurt to discuss the trends and open issues in this emerging domain. Speakers included the robotics professors Siegwart, Lacroix, and Schöllig. An exciting panel with participation from industry debated about business opportunities.
My doctoral supervisor and mentor, Jörg Eberspächer, retired. I had the honor to give a talk on my research in the field of multi-drone systems at his farewell event.
The first summer school of our Erasmus-Mundus European doctoral program was held in Klagenfurt and covered selected topics in the domain of networked embedded systems.