What has travelled by road to reach us until now could be delivered by drones in the future. This has many advantages: Poor rural transport infrastructure or persistent congestion in large cities can be bypassed. In 2013, Amazon was among the first to announce the intention to deliver goods using […]
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IEEE ComSoc distinguished lecturer award
Andrea Tonello, professor for embedded communication systems at the institute of networked and embedded systems of the AAU, has been appointed IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for the term 2018-19. The ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Program provides the means for ComSoc chapters and other organizations to identify and arrange lectures by renowned […]
A Game of Clones
In October 2017 we took the first steps in the research project “Game of Clones – Students model the dispersal and fighting of the knotweed”, a project funded by the research program Sparkling Science of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. The Game of Clones project should approach […]
Power lines that transport data
Power Line Communication (PLC) uses electricity cables to transmit data. Andrea M. Tonello, professor at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems, was interviewed by Katharina Tischler-Banfield. He tells us whether PLC represents the future of the Internet and whether it will revolutionise the transmission of data. The greatest advantage […]
Many routes lead to an overview image: Path planning for drone swarms
A forest is ablaze: Before the fire service can even commence fire-fighting operations, an overview is required. This could be an opportunity for the deployment of drone swarms, dispatched to survey the affected area from the air and to take photos. But how do the drones know which paths they […]
Efficient and intelligent: Drones get to grips with planning the delivery of goods
When goods are needed urgently, for instance, in rural areas poorly served by transport infrastructure, or in large, heavily congested cities, they could be delivered by drones. In 2013, Amazon was one of the first to declare the intention to work towards the automated delivery of goods by small autonomous […]
re:publica: Drones & Co
Samira Hayat and I attended re:publica 2017 in Berlin. It was an exciting event not least because Samira gave a very personal talk about drones and their application in disaster response.
Interference prediction in wireless networks
If two musicians were to play at the same concert venue simultaneously, it would not only sound terrible, but it would also be impossible to understand the song lyrics. The same is true whenever huge volumes of data is exchanged between sensors nodes. Mahin Atiq is working to predict the […]
Scholarship for Daniel Neuhold
Daniel Neuhold, researcher in the team of Christian Bettstetter, received a “scholarship of excellence” from the Federation of Austrian Industries (Carinthia) and the Economic Chamber for a six-month research stay abroad.
Machines that can feel, act, and work with one another
Industry 4.0. The Internet of Things. These are buzzwords for a development that is being championed by many national economies. Tasks that are today carried out by humans, such as operating industrial plants, driving a car or organising energy networks, will increasingly be done by machines in future. The first […]