On the 27th of November 2018 the event „La soirée rouge“ took place in Vienna. The aim of this event was to discuss questions about chances and problems of the digitized medicine. How will medicine 5.0 look like and how can Artificial Intelligence and Ethic be reconciled? Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Markus Vincze gave a lecture there and presented the foster-robot Hobbit.
On the 12th and 13th of November 2018 the ICHROP, an international conference, took place in Vienna, where the rights of elderly people were discussed. Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Markus Vincze and his team presented their ideas of robots supporting seniors in their daily life. Participants of the conference got the change to meet the foster-roboter Hobbit, who offers supports for seniors.
In July 2018 an event of the EPSCO took place in the Austria Center Vienna. At the conference the developments of robotics and digitisation were discussed, with an emphasis on the qualitative and quantitative influences on the everyday work. During this conference an exhibition of the newest technological achievements was shown. Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing.Dr. Markus Vincze and his project-team presented their foster-roboter Hobbit, who increase the life qualitiy and personal autonomy of the seniors.
Together with Oliver Schürer Lara Lammer and Matthias Hirschmanner delivered a lecture about what robots can already do today and what they are going to be able to do in the future. They explained the diffrence between nature and technics, figured out what robots, sensors and actuators are and by facing the history they explained why robots are build in the shape of a human. At the end the robot pepper stole them the show.