Robots go online during COVID-19

The RoboCoop project team of the Automation and Control Engineering Institute wants to awake children’s interest in MINT-disciplines. Therefore, school classes are welcome to get to know our robots. We want to show children how to program and design robots, in order to solve actual problems. Due to Covid-19 kids unfortunately cannot currently come to our Institute. We still want to bring together children and robots and so we shifted our project into the virtual space. Many schools already raised their levels of digital literacy and moved to distance learning. As well as the class of the vocational school of mechanical-, manufacturing engineering and electronics. The participants had the opportunity of immersing themselves in the world of robots. They worked on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic by designing, programming and simulating robots. Other classes are happily invited to participate in the programme.


On the 4th of March the ERF Workshop takes place in Malaga, Spain. There will be discussions about the Human-Robot collaboration and the use of AI for industrial applications. For more information click here.


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HOBBIT at La soirée rouge

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.

Hobbit at EPSCO conference

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.

Children excited by Pepper

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.


Students successfully playing roboHockey

Students with the selected topics for Robotics and Image Processing organized a roboHockey-Match. Here a link to the match.

Gastvortrag von Georg Jäggle im BG/BRG Pichelmayergasse

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Prof.Dr.ir. Maarten Steinbuch

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