Video-conference to Deutsches Museum

12/03/2009 : 14:29

The Cluster of Excellence CoTeSys had a group of virtual guests at the CCRL today. Students from different high schools from the Munich area were in the Zentrum für neue Technologien (Centre for new technologies) at the Deutsche Museum. Via a video-conference they were able to get a glimpse of the CoTeSys Central Robotics Laboratory.

The Cluster of Excellence CoTeSys had a group of virtual visitors at the CoTeSys Central Robotics Laboratory - CCRL - today.  Students from different high schools in the Munich area were in the Zentrum für neue Technologien (Center for new Technologies) at the  Deutsche Museum. Via a video-conference they were able to get a glimpse of the CoTeSys Central Robotics Laboratory and see how CoTeSys-researchers work. 

The research assistants Martin Lawitzky and Florian Rohrmüller - both from the Murola-project - explained what a robot needs in order to operate and fulfill the complex tasks, like picking up an object. A demonstration of robot Eddies emotional expressions like fear or joy as well as his handing over a cup was very interesting for the pubils. The pupils had a lot of questions: Why does the robot only speak English? How do the robots communicate with each other and how much would one have to pay for one of them? 

The video-conferences are organized by TUMLab.