Yesterday, Federal Minister Anette Schavan visited the Technische Universität Dresden to announce the new research funding program Zwanzig20. During their visit, Minister Schavan, as well as Minister-President Tillich (Saxony) and Minister-President Haseloff (Saxony-Anhalt) took a look at lastest research results from projects at the TU Dresden, including QualiTune:
Two new videos are now available that present the latest results from the QualiTune research project. The first video summarizes the work of Claas Wilke who is focusing on comparing the power of mobile applications:
The second video demonstrates how a NAO can be directly controlled via Microsoft’s Kinect:
To demonstrate the combination of robot software engineering and the aggregation of cloud services into on demonstrator, we created the Mighty Chuck, a new football oracle predicting football matches based on web-services providing statistics on probabilities on the involved teams. We tested the service for tormorrow’s match of Germany vs. Italy:
From March, 29th to March, 30th 2012 the Silicon Saxony Cluster organizes a Workshop onf Cyber-Physical Systems and Energy-efficient Applications. The QualiTune project will be present with two presentations and one talk at the workshop.
- On Thursday, March, 29th, Prof. Uwe Aßmann will introduce into the workshop with a talk focusing on Life-by-Wire.
- Following, on Thursday, March, 29th, Ronny Kaiser shows how NAO robots can be controlled using Microsoft’s Kinect controller during his talk Gestenbasierte Benutzerschnittstellen für Cyber-physikalische Systeme.
- On Friday, March, 30th, Claas Wilke will talk on energy-efficiency as a challenge for Cyber-Physical Systems during his talk Energie-Tests Cyber-physikalischer Systeme.
More information on the workshop can be found at http://events.silicon-saxony.de/Details/eid/MjQ5.
At March 17th and 18th 2012, the Linux Days 2012 (Linux-Tage) will take place in Chemnitz, Saxonia. Within the workshop section the QualiTune team will present the NaoService as an approach to expose the Nao’s API as a Web service. This allows for easy integration within to distributed application scenarios or other software applications communicating with or controlling Naos.
The presentation will be held in room V2 (Hörsaal- und Seminar-Gebäude der Technischen Universität Chemnitz, Reichenhainer Straße 90) on Saturday, 17th March at 5:00 PM. More information regarding the presentation and a German abstract can be found at http://chemnitzer.linux-tage.de/2012/vortraege/1016.
On Thursday, January 19th, the Java User Group (JUG) Saxony will have an event at the Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Informatics. Whereas the main topic is about Android and the Open ADK, first, a short presentation will be held by Claas Wilke from the QualiTune team. He will present our Nao robots and will demonstrate, how their API can be exposed as web services and use to remotely controll Naos via applications, e.g., for Android devices.
The presentation starts at 7 PM, the exact location is INF/E023. More information regarding the event and the JUG Saxony can be found at http://www.jugsaxony.org/.
The slides of the talk are now online at http://www.jugsaxony.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/NaoAsAService.pdf.
At Tuesday, November 2011 another Eclipse Demo Camp will take place at the Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Computer Science, Room INF/E023. One of the presentations will be held by Claas Wilke who will demonstrate a first prototype of our textual programming language for Nao humanoid robots, called NaoText. Besides NaoText we will demonstrate how such a language can be extended by analysers for energy consumption and real-time behavior analysis.
Further infos regarding the Eclipse Demo Camp can be found at http://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_DemoCamps_November_2011/Dresden.
From September 2nd until September 4th, the 20th Tag der Sachsen took place in Kamenz, Saxonia. At September 3rd, Prof. Aßmann was present together with our humanoid Nao robot and presented our Android application NaoDroid that can be used to remotely control a Nao from an Android smart phone or tablet PC.
Impressions from the Tag der Sachsen are now only available at http://www.tds.sachsen.de/4294.htm