• Joint research power on robots in Saxony

Technische Universität Chemnitz

Situated in the center of the Chemnitz “Wissenschafts-region” (“science region”), the Technische Universität (TU) Chemnitz is home to more than 11,000 students from 90 countries. Today, the TU Chemnitz stands for outstanding research. Within the core compe-tencies “Materials and Smart Systems”, “Resource-efficient Production and Lightweight Structures” and “Humans and Technology”, solutions for the challenges of tomorrow are developed.

HTW Dresden

Dresden University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden) was founded in 1992. It is the second largest post-secondary educational institution in Dresden, the capital of Saxony.Engineering, economics, design, and ‚green‘ disciplines constitute the four pillars that more than 40 forward-looking diploma, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programmes are based upon.

TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Being a University of Resources, the TU Bergakademie – focuses comprehensively on securing the supply of natural resources along the entire added value chain. It covers the spectrum from the exploration for new deposits, the low impact, environmentally sound extraction of the raw materials as well as the development of alternative energy technologies and efficient materials right up to the recycling process. The basic idea of sustainable development remains at the forefront at all times.

TU Dresden


The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the largest “Technische Universitäten” in Germany and one of the leading and most dynamic universities in Germany. As a full-curriculum university with 14 faculties in five schools it offers a broad variety of 133 disciplines and covers a wide research spectrum. Its focuses of Biomedicine, Bioengineering, Materials sciences, Information technology, Microelectronics as well as Energy and Environment are considered exemplary in Germany and throughout Europe.

Professorship of Media Informatics

The professorship of media informatics at TU Chemnitz emphasizes the research of realistic media without further restrictions. Pictures, moving pictures, spoken language, audiovisual media and the most popular medium text serve as the professional focus. The initial research profile comprised human computer interaction, multimedia information retrieval and media distribution. The focus in terms of human and computer interaction was characterized by efficiency and effectiveness for a long time. More recently however, the focus shifted towards user satisfaction especially concentrating on User Experience (UX) or Quality of Experience (QoC). With these considerations in mind, the communication and cooperation among people and mobile robots are being examined in the project H-RoC (Human Robot Cooperation). In particular, design principles for flexible interactions with robots in unstructured environments are being developed.

Head:
Prof. Dr. Maximilian Eibl
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Fakultät für Informatik
Professur Medieninformatik
Zimmer 1/366a
Strasse der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz
Germany
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Professorship of Process Automation

Our research interests focus on intelligent autonomous systems and especially unmanned aerial systems in unstructured, cluttered indoor environments. We work on novel methods for robust and fault-tolerant simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), multipath mitigation in satellite-based localization and biologically inspired environmental perception. Further research interests include classical approaches to visual SLAM (mono and stereo), flight control of complex aerial systems, and kinematics and pathplanning for ground based robots.

Head:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Protzel
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Fakultät für Informatik
Professur Prozessautomatisierung
Zimmer: W127
Reichenhainer Straße 70
09126 Chemnitz
Germany
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Professorship of Computer Graphics and Visualization

The Professorship primarily studies the topic of generative computer graphics, i.e. the computer-aided systhesis of images of 3-dimensional scenes based on geometric descriptions. Basic aspects of computer graphics deal with geometric modelling as well as the conversion of scene descriptions for output on graphic devices, the rendering process.

The analysis of images is a growing research area. Therefore, the professorship extended its research profile towards acquisition and processing of 2D and 3D image data from cameras, stereo cameras and depth sensors for e.g. localizing humans and reconstructing their poses, a field of interest of the Interdisciplinary Competence Center Virtual Humans.

Head:
Prof. Dr. Guido Brunnett
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Fakultät für Informatik
Professur für Graphische Datenverarbeitung
Zimmer 1/188c
Straße der Nationen 62
09107 Chemnitz
Germany
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Professorship of Computer Engineering

The Computer Engineering Group at the Chemnitz University of Technology does research in the field of design methodology for hardware/software systems with the focus on partitioning the design at high abstraction levels. Additionally, the development of throughput optimised architectures, the robustness analysis in the area of safety-critical embedded systems, the automated reuse of complex modules as well as the dynamic reconfiguration of real-time systems and clusters are important topics.

The research directly deals with the technical possibilities of dynamically programmable hardware blocks and the possibilities to use them as implementations platforms for reference and example systems. The Chemnitz University of Technology participates in a wide variety of national and international research projects which involves partners and peers from many different countries, universities and research institutions.

Head:
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hardt
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Fakultät für Informatik
Professur Technische Informatik
Straße der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz
Germany
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Professorship of Computer Graphics

The chair for computer graphics and animation at the University of Applied Sciences Dresden is responsible for training students in modelling, animation and digital compositing. Furthermore students can choose to do electives in interaction and game design. Research areas are motion capturing and body tracking for animation and medical analysis, educational animations and interactive installations for museums, as well as human computer interaction on large multi-touch displays.

Head:
Prof. Dr. Markus Wacker
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden
Fakultät Informatik/Mathematik
Friedrich-List-Platz 1
01069 Dresden
Germany
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Professorship of Virtual Reality and Multimedia Group

The main research areas of our group are Virtual Reality (VR) and Advanced Robotics, informed by a background in Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction. In the field of Virtual Reality, current topics include large data visualization in immersive environments and intelligent virtual humans.  Our Virtual Reality lab is home to the XSITE, a VR-CAVE with an ultra-high resolution of 50 mega-pixels. In robotics, we are interested in machine learning techniques for humanoid robots, particularly for improved human-robot interaction. In the Mining-RoX project, we explore the use of autonomous mobile robots in mining, e.g. for automized 3D-mapping and environmental monitoring of mines.

Head:
Prof. Bernhard Jung
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Institut für Informatik
Professur Virtuelle Realität und Multimedia
Bernhard-von-Cotta-Straße 2
09599 Freiberg
Germany
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Chair of Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering Group’s main research focus is on dependable systems. We follow a divide and conquer approach to address various kinds of faults and failures that can occur in computers and in distributed systems. We are designing and evaluating mechanisms to deal with individual fault types to facilitate developers to choose and match mechanisms depending on a system’s dependability requirements.

For example, we have developed an encoding tool (SIListra) to detect execution failures of programs: it not only detects wrong executions caused by the CPU failures but also those caused by compiler failures. We also investigate dependability issues in the context of cloud computing (SRT-15), stream processing (STREAM) and transactional memory (VELOX). Our focus in transactional memory is not only on concurrency control but in particular, its use for failure isolation.

Head:
Prof. Dr. Fetzer
TU Dresden
Fakultät Informatik
Lehrstuhl für Systems Engineering
Andreas-Pfitzmann-Bau, Room 3107
Nöthnitzer Straße 46
01187 Dresden
Germany
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Chair of Software Technology

State-of-the-art software is not only supposed to be created, maintained and serviced in an easy and cost-efficient manner, but should also be able to be easily repurposed. The software-technology group of the TU Dresden is therefore developing methods that aid the process of automatic software generation and enhance the efficency of reutilization.

Head:
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Aßmann
TU Dresden
Fakultät Informatik
Institut für Software- und Multimediatechnik
Lehrstuhl Softwaretechnologie
01062 Dresden
Germany
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Chair of Dynamics and Mechanism Design

The professorship for dynamics and mechanics engineering conducts research in the fields of dynamics, mechanization technology, vibration theory as well as vibration technology and acoustics among others. Research activities include, for example, machine dynamics and vibration engineering, modal analysis and diagnostics, system dynamics and structural dynamics, acoustics and biomechanics as well as mechatronics and energy simulation.

Head:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Beitelschmidt
Dresden University of Technology
Technische Universität Dresden
Institut für Festkörpermechanik
Professur für Dynamik und Mechanismentechnik
Marschnerstraße 30
01307 Dresden
Germany
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Chair of Artificial Intelligence

The research activities of the Artificial Intelligence Lab is focused on the development and evaluation of mobile, interactive service and assistance systems. Application scenarios of such systems are for example guidance and information systems in public buildings (museums, airports, train stations, exhibitions, etc.), assistance systems in stores (do-it-yourself stores, shopping malls), systems at home, in particular in the field of ambient assisted living, as well as robots in industrial environments (e.g. mobile measure and surveillance systems).

Head:
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Böhme
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden
Fakultät Informatik/Mathematik
Friedrich-List-Platz 1
01069 Dresden
Germany
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