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A Chair for Getting Fit and Trim

Published 20. Juli 2016
Sweating it out for science – while sitting – at Bielefeld University

Getting fit and athletic – while sitting? Researchers at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) of Bielefeld University are developing an active chair as part of the KogniHome research project. At first glance, the chair looks just like another other reclining chair with a footrest you would find in a living room in front of the TV. But upon closer inspection, the chair is actually connected to a virtual avatar and has all manner of technical refinements.   [Weiterlesen]
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Five Humboldt fellows conduct research for drugs of tomorrow

Published 19. Juli 2016
Young scientists from all over the world: from Argentina to Ethiopia

Bielefeld University is popular among international academics, taking 11th place among 79 German universities listed in the 2014 Humboldt Rankings. Professor Norbert Sewald currently holds a record within the university: five visiting scientists of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation are working on the development of drugs for various diseases in his Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry research group.[Weiterlesen]
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Bielefeld University’s English Drama Group presents: Pride and Prejudice

Published 14. Juli 2016
Literary classic on a modern stage 

For the English Drama Group’s 40th anniversary, the group proudly presents a stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, written and produced by Angie Starczyk and Sabine Wolf. Performances will take place every night from Monday, July 25, to Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 9.30 p.m., in Hörsaal 7 and 12. The performances will be in English. Admission is free.[Weiterlesen]
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Bielefeld University joins Scholars at Risk Network

Published 5. Juli 2016
Objective: To protect the value of academic freedom 

Bielefeld University joins Scholars at Risk network (SAR). The Rektorat passed the resolution on Tuesday, 28 June. SAR is an international network of over 400 universities, research institutes and other academic organisations in 39 countries, all collaborating to protect scholars at risk and promote values, particularly academic freedom. Eleni Andrianopulu, Head of the Welcome Centre has  been chosen as the university’s main representative in the network.[Weiterlesen]
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CITEC Robots win World Championship

Published 5. Juli 2016
Team of Bielefeld victorious in the RoboCup finale

For the first time, the team from the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University has won RoboCup, the robotics world championship. The Team of Bielefeld secured its victory in the household service league RoboCup@Home on Sunday, 3 July. The CITEC team competed with the service robots Floka and Tobi, who were assisted by Amiro mini robots. During the competition, which took place from 30 June – 4 July 2016, the Bielefeld team triumphed over its 23 opponents. RoboCup is the world’s leading – and largest – competition for intelligent robots.[Weiterlesen]
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CITEC Robot Floka Makes First Appearance at RoboCup World Championship

Published 1. Juli 2016
Team of Bielefeld University (ToBi) traveling to Leipzig for RoboCup championship 

Floka the robot is designed to assist people, as needed, to safely cope with the stress of everyday situations in their own home. As part of a large-scale research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University, the researchers are equipping Floka with the necessary capabilities to do this. The Bielefeld robot will now compete in its first RoboCup world championship. From 30 June – 4 July, Floka and his already established robotic colleague Tobi will compete in the ten events of the household service league “RoboCup@Home” in order to make it into the finale. The robots will be competing against 23 opponents.  [Weiterlesen]
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Bielefeld Engineering Team Wants to Revolutionize Industry 4.0 and the Cloud

Published 30. Juni 2016
State government of North Rhine-Westphalia funding a start-up from CITEC researchers at Bielefeld University

Seven researchers from the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University impressed the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Science with their start-up paraXent in the start-up contest “START-UP-Hochschul-Ausgründungen NRW” (University Start-Up Spin-Offs North Rhine-Westphalia). The team was able to win over the jury of experts with its ideas and was granted a funding award of approximately 250,000€. The funding period begins on 1 July 2016. [Weiterlesen]
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Shellfish study published this month

Published 28. Juni 2016
New technologies and techniques used in a scientific study of the shells of oysters, mussels, clams and scallops reveal clues about how these commercially valuable species may fare in a changing world, and how discarded shells from the aquaculture industry could benefit the environment.[Weiterlesen]
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Mental Training for Soccer Tactics

Published 22. Juni 2016
CITEC researchers have developed a new mental training technique for athletes    

It’s not only controlling the ball, physical endurance, and dexterity that matter when it comes to playing soccer. Members of a soccer team also have to be at the top of their game when it comes to tactical strategy. Researchers at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University have developed a mental training technique that helps soccer players improve their tactical action. The “kicker” here is that the players can practice with this method without actually being on the playing field. [Weiterlesen]
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Service Robot Floka’s Big Debut

Published 22. Juni 2016
Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology presents its “Home with a Brain” at the Automatica trade fair in Munich

What must an intelligent apartment provide in order to make everyday life safe, healthy, and comfortable? The Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) will give a glimpse into the home of the future from 21–24 June 2016 at Automatica, the international trade fair for automation and mechantronics held in Munich. Under the banner “A Home with a Brain,” CITEC will exhibit its new research developments at Stand 315 in Hall B4. Here, the service robot Floka will be debuted to the public for the first time. Floka is fitted with a new “social” robotic head that was also developed at CITEC whose facial expressions can signal happiness, worry, interest, or anger.     [Weiterlesen]
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