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CeBIT: Robot obeys commands and gestures
Date:2/24/2012

This release is available in German.

At the CeBIT in Hanover, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the FZI Research Center for Information Technology will present innovations for our everyday life in the future. At the joint stand G33 in hall 26, a humanoid kitchen robot will move around, three-dimensional visualizations will open up new perspectives, and new algorithms will be presented to protect data in the cloud. The FZI House of Living Labs will present the interactive HoLLiE service robot and solutions for intelligent energy management.

ARMAR Robot Learns by Watching

A robot helping in the household no longer is a dream of the future. ARMAR, the humanoid robot, can understand commands and execute them independently. For instance, it gets the milk out of the fridge. Thanks to cameras and sensors, it orients itself in the room, recognizes objects, and grasps them with the necessary sensitivity. Additionally, it reacts to gestures and learns by watching a human colleague how to empty a dishwasher or clean the counter. Thus, it adapts naturally to man's environment. At the CeBIT, ARMAR will show how it moves between a refrigerator, counter, and dishwasher.

A video on ARMAR can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x1G0nkSd9w

Virtual Knowledge for Real Problems

Numerical simulations open up inaccessible rooms. Three-dimensional visual processing of data provides fascinating insights and findings. A surgeon, for instance, can plan cardiac operations on the virtual model that is based on the data of the patient to be treated before he cuts the tissue. Simulations of the lungs yield predictions as to where fine dust has a harmful effect and how this effect can be prevented. In virtual city models, scientists let the air flow to predict wh
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Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Source:Eurekalert  

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