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RobMoSys – an EU Digital Industrial Platform for Robotics

In the realm of advanced software engineering methods and tools, model-driven engineering demonstrated to be a key driver to manage system complexity in many engineering domains. RobMoSys brings a model-driven support to the robotics software community, particularily targeting the autonomous nature of robotics systems and their validation.

To this end RobMoSys adopts a composition-oriented approach that manages, maintains and assures system-level properties, while preserving modularity and independence of existing robotics frameworks and code bases. The RobMoSys project team will be involving the robotics and software community to harmonise robotics model specifications, establish a common open methodology for software development, improve tools and foster interoperability by model interchange and composability.

RobMoSys is an European Research and Innovation project within the Horizon 2020 Framework (H2020 ICT-26 c with cascaded funding). The project is coordinated by the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (France). Further partners include COMAU (Italy), Eclipse Foundation Europe (Germany), EUnited AISBL (Belgium), Hochschule Ulm (Germany), KU Leuven (Belgium), PAL ROBOTICS (Spain), SIEMENS (Germany) and Technical University of Munich (Germany).

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EU project ECHORD ++ receives "summa cum laude"

"Excellent" and "our expectations were by far exceeded" — these were some of the statements that international experts made end of March as an overall conclusion to the end of the EU project ECHORD++. ECHORD++ had a runtime of five years and was coordinated under the direction of Prof. Alois Knoll of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). ECHORD++ supervised application-oriented projects from almost all areas of robotics research and application: Robots as assistant systems in hospital operations, for rehabilitation, in agriculture, logistics, the service industry, for monitoring public sewers, as thinking employees in production and waste management and many other use cases. The very diverse application areas of the project brought together partners from many European countries. According to Professor Knoll, ECHORD++ faced the "absurd" problem that scientists applied in close collaboration with industrial partners for over 250 research projects, but only 32 of them were approved and funded. In the end, ECHORD++ had the largest network in robotics with almost 110 project partners and more than 1000 participants from Iceland to Spain.

Although each individual project was only funded for 18 months and some of the projects have just recently been completed, four startup companies were created, with more waiting in the wings. This was made possible by the strict alignment of the projects with the needs of the market and the close cooperation with corresponding industrial partners. For example, in collaboration with two Swedish recycling companies (Stena Recycling and Refind Technologies), a robot has emerged that can differentiate and sort batteries and accumulators.

During the lifetime of ECHORD++, three so-called Robotic Innovation Facilities (RIFs) were set up: in Bristol (Great Britain), in Paris-Saclay (France), and in Pontedera (Italy). These centers offer free access to high-tech robotic equipment and expertise for SMEs within the European Union. The RIFs will continue to exist, as the inflow of small enterprises is enormous and so is their economic success. There are plans to link these centers more closely in the future, and thus to increase their success through synergy effects.

Another innovation in ECHORD++ was the introduction of Public End-user Driven Technological Innovation (PDTI), a new way of funding for the public sector. Two areas of application seemed particularly suitable: robots for monitoring the urban sewers and robots for the comprehensive geriatric diagnostics in hospitals. With the concept of PDTI facilitation, four promising projects should be put into deployment as soon as possible in close cooperation with hospitals and municipalities. Together with the city council of Barcelona, a moving and a flying robot were created to monitor the narrow sewers. They send images to the outside in real time, thus saving employees from having to climb in person into these tight and unpleasant working premises. As part of the review, the evaluators were able to watch the operation of these two robots "live" in Barcelona, well protected of course.

The two different concepts for a comprehensive geriatric examination include the so-called Barthel test, which assesses the ability of elderly patients to cope with everyday life and their mobility. These tasks are performed automatically by the robot without the need of a doctor. This saves a considerable amount of time in hospital operation because the doctor is already fully informed in advance and can plan therapy or support measures accordingly.

ECHORD++ already had a predecessor: ECHORD. Altogether more than ten years of robotics technology could be developed and researched. The European Union has invested almost 39 million euros in total and has taken a completely new approach. Unlike before, it entrusted this funding in its entirety to the consortium, which in turn developed and published relevant calls for research topics and evaluated them scientifically together with international experts. 80% of the funding went to projects outside the core consortium. "Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence are the core technologies that our society will have to deal with in the future," says Prof. Knoll. “It is enormously important that the EU supports this research and development with substantial funding in order to keep the European robotics industry at the forefront.”

ESMERA boosts Robotics in Europe

The EU-funded robotics project ESMERA (European SMEs Robotics Applications) is part of the European Commission´s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. It aims to boost robotics innovation by European Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). ESMERA promotes applied robotics technology developed for industrial challenges set by key European companies. Thereby the SMEs get a chance to implement, apply and prove new technologies that address real-life problems and thus already have a market.

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Face2Face: Real-time Face Capture and Reenactment of RGB Videos

Justus Thies (TUM), Michael Zollhöfer (Stanford University), Marc Stamminger (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Christian Theobalt (Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken) and Matthias Nießner (TUM) present a novel approach for real-time facial reenactment of a monocular target video sequence (e.g. Youtube video). The source sequence is also a monocular video stream, captured live with a commodity webcam. Their goal is to animate the facial expressions of the target video by a source actor and re-render the manipulated output video in a photo-realistic fashion. They demonstrate their method in a live setup, where Youtube videos are reenacted in real time.

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Read the article in "Communications of the ACM" January 2019 (Vol. 62, No. 1)

Neue Qualitätssiegel für Cloud-Anbieter

Die Menge der digitalen Daten, die Unternehmen produzieren und speichern, wächst. Die Cloud-Technologie bietet eine bequeme Lösung: IT-Dienstleister stellen Speicherplatz oder Software zur Verfügung, so dass Daten dezentral gespeichert werden. Doch wie können Unternehmen sicher sein, dass die Daten vor fremden Zugriffen geschützt sind und nicht gelöscht werden...
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Wolken beim Casting

Vergleicht man Filme, die vor 20 Jahren gedreht wurden mit heutigen Produktionen, wird schnell klar: Computeranimationen haben die Filmindustrie grundlegend verändert. Allerdings sind Rauch und realistisch aussehende Wolken immer noch extrem schwer zu simulieren…
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Neue Einblicke in das 2004-Sumatra-Erdbeben

Münchner Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler haben das Sumatra-Erdbeben, das den verheerenden Tsunami an Weihnachten 2004 auslöste, erstmals detailliert simuliert und neue Einblicke in die geophysikalischen Abläufe gewonnen...
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How does Grounded Theory Methodology contribute to Information Systems research?

A recent article by Manuel Wiesche, Marlen Jurisch, Philip Yetton, and Helmut Krcmar published in MIS Quarterly, one of the most prestigious journals in the Information Systems (IS) discipline, sheds light on the use of Grounded Theory Methodology in IS research...
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ECHORD++ - from lab to market

The EU-funded Research and Innovations project ECHORD++ (The European Coordination Hub for Open Robotics Development) aims to strengthen the knowledge transfer between scientific research, industry and users in robotics and to stimulate their cooperation...
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Klare Sicht auf Stammzellentwicklung

Inzwischen ist es möglich, die Entwicklung einer einzelnen Zelle und die dafür entscheidenden Faktoren unter dem Mikroskop kontinuierlich zu verfolgen. Störungen wie Schatten in den Bildern oder Hintergrundveränderungen erschweren jedoch die Interpretation der Daten...
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Wir sind einzigartiger, als wir glauben

Jeder Mensch kann anhand seiner DNA identifiziert werden, das Erbgut zweier Personen unterscheidet sich also eindeutig voneinander. Bioinformatikerinnen und Bioinformatiker der Technischen Universität München (TUM) haben nun herausgefunden, dass der Effekt dieser Variationen stark unterschätzt wurde...
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Beyond the Limits of our Eyes

Nowadays, surgeons can access a wealth of information about their patients. X-rays, CT scans and MRI images reveal structures inside the body that are usually not visible to the naked eye. In the middle of an operation, however, physicians have to rely on their own senses...
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Looking Ahead - into our Real and Virtual Future

Whether through data glasses, a smartphone or a tablet – augmented reality (AR) enriches our physical surroundings with virtual information in real time, making complex concepts or settings easier to understand...
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Revealing the Clockwork of Life

With the aid of artificial intelligence, Prof. Burkhard Rost and his team are developing methods to investigate the inner workings of our cells...
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How Computers Learn to Understand our World

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere in our life. Have you noticed that your camera automatically detects faces when you try to take a photo? Your favorite online music streaming service or video platform analyzes what you play and when you hit pause...
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Federn statt Muskeln: Roboter "ATRIAS" geht wie ein Mensch

Roboter sollen dem Menschen immer ähnlicher werden. Doch gerade das Laufen auf zwei Beinen – eines der charakteristischsten Merkmale des Menschen – bereitet den Maschinen noch Probleme...
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Eine Milliarde Milliarden Rechenoperationen pro Sekunde – die Supercomputer von morgen brauchen neue Software

Eine Milliarde Milliarden, also 1018 Rechenoperationen pro Sekunde (1 ExaFlop/s): Das ist die Leistung, die Supercomputer der nächsten Generation erbringen sollen. Dabei wird die Programmierung dieser Supercomputer selbst zur Herausforderung...
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SPES 2020

Das nationale Förderprojekt "Softwareplattform Embedded Systems 2020" war ein vom BMBF gefördertes Forschungsprojekt zur Entwicklung einer Methodik zur durchgängig modellbasierten Entwicklung von eingebetteten Systemen...
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GLASSCHAIR - Get Mobile. Independently

Mobilität stellt einen unverzichtbaren und scheinbar selbstverständlichen Bestandteil des alltäglichen Lebens dar. Tatsächlich können sich jedoch viele Menschen nur eingeschränkt und nur durch außenstehende Hilfe fortbewegen...
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TUM-Informatiker macht Simulationen noch realistischer

Simulationen von beeindruckenden Landschaften oder fremdartiger Wesen kennen wir vor allem aus Fantasy- oder Science-Fiction-Filmen. Aber auch in der Medizin und im Ingenieurwesen werden Simulationen immer häufiger eingesetzt...
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IT Management mit Unternehmensarchitektur

Organisationen stehen vor der Herausforderung, immer kompliziertere Prozesse mit immer mehr vernetzten Daten durch IT-Systeme zu unterstützen. Gleichzeitig müssen sie diese IT-Systeme ständig an sich immer schneller verändernde technische und geschäftliche Anforderungen anpassen...
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Autonome Quadrokopter

Quadrokopter, kleine Helikopter mit vier Rotoren, werden künftig eine große Rolle bei Inspektionsaufgaben und der Überwachung von Gefahrensituationen aus der Luft spielen. Das zeigt die steigende Nachfrage der Industrie nach entsprechenden Lösungsansätzen...
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Prof. Hans-Arno Jacobsen

Prof. Hans-Arno Jacobsen genießt den Ruf eines international führenden, technisch versierten Forschers im Grenzbereich zwischen Informatik, Informationstechnik und Wirtschaftsinformatik...
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Future topic: Software Development in High Performance Computing

The German Research Foundation (DFG) regards the redesign of software development in high performance computing as one of the main future challenges. Thus the DFG is first starting the priority program “Software for Exascale Computing (SPPEXA)” from the president’s strategy fund...
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AviCoS ersetzt das Handbuch im Auto

Aufblinkende Warnleuchten oder unbekannte Bedienelemente können einen Autofahrer beunruhigen. Mit dem Avatar-based Virtual Co-driver System (AviCoS) werden zukünftig Autofahrer unmittelbar informiert und das umständliche Nachschlagen im Benutzerhandbuch entfällt...
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Höchstleistungsrechnen: Software-Anpassung beim Wechsel der Hardware-Architektur

Ob bei der Auswertung von Klimadaten, bei der Proteinstrukturbestimmung oder bei der Bewertung von Finanzderivaten – immer mehr Anwendungen erfordern eine enorme Rechenleistung. Prozessorarchitekturen müssen immer leistungsfähiger werden und so bewegen sich die schnellsten Rechner bereits im PetaFLOP-Bereich...
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IdeaStream - Situative Creativity Support

Touch based multi display environments provide an ideal basis for co-located creativity support due to their potential benefits in regard to communication, coordination and interpretation. This video demonstrates an example application supporting collaborative creativity techniques on a tabletop display combined with coupled iPad devices...
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Bioinformatiker B. Rost

Burkhard Rost hat die Entstehung der Bioinformatik als Wissenschaftszweig maßgeblich mitgestaltet. Im Zentrum seiner Forschung steht die strukturelle und funktionelle Analyse des Genoms und Proteoms, was mit der Verarbeitung ungeheurer Datenmengen verbunden ist...
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Medical Augmented Reality

Informatiker der TU München entwickeln zusammen mit Chirurgen der Chirurgischen Uniklinik ein computergestütztes Visualisierungs- und Navigationssystem, das präziseres Arbeiten bei minimal-invasiven Eingriffen ermöglichen soll.
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Standard humanoid robots mimic the human form, but the mechanisms used in such robots are very different from those in humans, and the characteristics of the robots reflect this. This places severe limitations on the kinds of interactions such robots can engage in, on the knowledge they can acquire of their environment, and therefore on the nature of their cognitive engagement with the environment. However, a new kind of robot is being developed...
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Realtime 3D Reconstruction

The Vision Group at the CAMP chair is working on a real-time 3D reconstruction system aimed at recovering the 3D shape of objects inside a working area using only camera images. The working area is observed by 16 cameras mounted on the ceiling. Using these images we reconstruct an occupancy map and extract individual objects...
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Realtime Detection and Tracking

The Vision Group at the CAMP chair is working i.a. on real-time detection and tracking of arbitrary objects. Tracking is the process of finding the pose of an object relative to the camera. To fulfill this task, a priori information can be taken into account (Tracking) or dropped (Tracking-by-Detection). The former method results in a more efficient performance but fails if the object movement is too big...
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Discrepancy Check

Construction companies employ CAD software during the planning phase but what is finally built often does not match the original plan. The procedure of validating the model is called 'discrepancy check'. The system proposed here allows the user to easily obtain an augmentation in order to find differences between the planned 3D model and the built items...
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Intelligent Room

Lehrstuhl 9 befasst sich mit Bildverstehen und Wissensbasierten Systemen. Ein Projekt stellt der Intelligente Raum dar. Intelligente Räume wissen über die eigenen geometrischen Ausmaße und über die anwesenden Personen bescheid. Dieses sogenannte Kontextwissen umfasst die Identität, Position, Bewegungsrichtung, Gemütszustand und Tätigkeit jeder Person...
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DOLLI Project

The DOLLI project was a large-scale educational student project course conducted by the chair for applied software engineering and involved a real customer, the Munich Airport. In the time frame of a single semester a functional system was developed and delivered to the customer...
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Dieses Video erläutert den seit 2004 am Lehrstuhl von Prof. Matthes (Software Engineering für Betriebliche Informationssysteme) entwickelten Ansatz der Softwarekartographie, um komplexe Softwarelandschaften in großen Unternehmen (zum Beispiel Banken, Versicherungen, Flughäfen, Automobilhersteller, Telekommunikationsunternehmen) durch intuitive grafische Darstellungen zu beschreiben...
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Motion Planning

Computationally efficient motion planning avoids exhaustive exploration of high-dimensional configuration spaces by leveraging the structure present in real-world planning problems. We argue that this can be accomplished most effectively by carefully balancing exploration and exploitation...
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Joint-Action Science and Technology

The EU-funded JAST project is investigating the cognitive, neural, and communicative aspects of jointly-acting agents. This video shows a robot developed at the lab for Robotics and Embedded Systems at TUM as part of the project. The robot is able to build objects from wooden construction toys in cooperation with a human partner...
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Visual Positioning Alleviates 3D Scanning

This efficient and accurate visual localization system allows real-time positioning of the hand-held DLR 3D Modeler. As result of a cooperation of the Lab of Robotics and Embedded Systems at TUM and the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics at DLR a visual localization system emerged, which provides online positioning based on a monocular system...
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I6 Tracking Compilation

Nowadays tracking different rigid, articulated and deformable targets (such as people, body parts and objects) in real-time is a very important task for the perception-cognition-action loop of technical systems. Example application scenarios include, but are not limited to, side by side human-machine-interaction, autonomous (re-)acting of robots based on their environment, and enforcing safety requirements...
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