Visit from German-French students

01/22/2010 : 11:17

Students from three high-schools in Munich came to visit the Cluster of Excellence CoTeSys last week.

Students from three high-schools in Munich came to visit the Cluster of Excellence CoTeSys last week. On the occasion of the Elysee contract's anniversary - signed in 1963 to promote the French-German friendship - the students from the French-German high-school Lycee Jean Renoir, Dante Gymnasium and Werner-Heisenberg Gymnasium visited Garching Campus. The idea was to raise interest for technical as well as natural science subjects. 

In the Assistive Kitchen research assistant Ingo Kresse explained how a robot  is set up and how it can find its way aound the kitchen. What does Cognitive Factory mean and how can a factory be intelligent? These questions were answered by research assistants Martin Ostgathe and Matthey Wiesbeck. The programm was highly interesting and well received by the students. "I am really impressed, I did not know that one can do these things at a university", explained one student. 

After the tour the students visited the mathematical exhibition ix-quadrat. There one does not only get explanations for mathematical phenomena but also can experience mathematics hands-on.