Research focus

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Visible Impact

Society

Multidisciplinary

CeTI’s central vision is to enable humans to interact in quasi real-time with cyber-physical systems (CPS) in the real or virtual world over intelligent wide-area communication networks. Such advances go far beyond the current state-of-the-art approaches in computer and engineering sciences: intelligent communication networks and adaptive CPS for quasi real-time co-operations with humans require online mutual learning mechanisms, which are crucial challenges.

To tackle these challenges, CeTI will conduct unique interdisciplinary research and will address major open research topics in key areas of the complexity of human control in the human–machine loop, sensor and actuator technologies, software and hardware designs, and the communication networks as the basis for several novel use cases grouped in medicine, industry, and the Internet of Skills.

CeTI’s central vision is to enable humans to interact in quasi real-time with cyber-physical systems (CPS) in the real or virtual world over intelligent wide-area communication networks. Such advances go far beyond the current state-of-the-art approaches in computer and engineering sciences: intelligent communication networks and adaptive CPS for quasi real-time co-operations with humans require online mutual learning mechanisms, which are crucial challenges.

To tackle these challenges, CeTI will conduct unique interdisciplinary research and will address major open research topics in key areas of the complexity of human control in the human–machine loop, sensor and actuator technologies, software and hardware designs, and the communication networks as the basis for several novel use cases grouped in medicine, industry, and the Internet of Skills.

CeTI is democratising skills on global scale.

Robotic and human hand touching

CeTI is democratising skills on global scale.

Appointment of Giang Nguyen

The application process started in September 2020. Since July 2021, Dr.-Ing. Giang T. Nguyen has been an Assistant Professor at TU Dresden, leading the Junior Professorship of Haptic Communication Systems. His [...]

UNITAG Online 2021 at TU Dresden

UNITAG Online takes place again in June. This is the day of the year when TU Dresden opens its doors to prospective students. This year, however, everything is different than usual. [...]

Knowledge (science) to listen to:

57 clusters of excellence launch joint podcast series on cutting-edge research in Germany – CeTI kicks off the series. On 1 September 2021, the first episode of the podcast of the clusters of excellence in Germany will be released: “Excellent explained – cutting-edge research for all”.

Ten science communicators from various clusters of excellence have jointly developed the concept for the new podcast series. The common goal is to inform a broad public about current topics and working methods in research. The scientists of the Clusters of Excellence talk with podcaster Larissa Vassilian about how cutting-edge research aims to find scientifically sound answers to relevant topics of our time.In the first episode, everything revolves around the cooperation of humans and machines,in short: the tactile internet. “When I’m at home in my old age and have trouble getting out of my chair, couldn’t my trousers help me stand up?” asks Prof. Frank H. P. Fitzek, for example. At CeTI, scientists from fields as diverse as electrical engineering, psychology, medicine, computer science and mechanical engineering are conducting joint research to explore the various possibilities of the tactile internet: Intelligent clothing is intended to help people stay independent in old age, or to support them in learning new skills such asplaying the piano when they are young, for example. In the near future, it should be possible to send not only images and sound but also touches via the internet. Prof. Dr. Stefanie Speidel, a computer scientist who conducts research in the field of cancer surgery, also has her say in this episode. She is developing intelligent assistance systems and robot-assisted applications for the operating theatre to improve the chances of recovery for patients.

CeTI International Summer School 2021

Save the Date +++ 21 until 23 September 2021 +++ for CeTI’s International Summer School 2021. The motto of this year’s CeTI Summer School is “Smart Textiles & Wearables”. International experts will give participants exciting insights into their research in scientific lectures. The topics include wearable robots, the processing of sensitive personal data and the application of wearables in the medical field. In addition to scientific lectures, the participants will also have the opportunity to strengthen important soft skills together in workshops (e.g. interdisciplinary work, 3D printing). The programme of the Summer School is rounded off by visits to various CeTI laboratories, presentations by the participants and an exciting team event.

The registration form and further information about the agenda can be found here

AI exhibition

The Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden will launch the exhibition “Artificial Intelligence Machines Learning Human Dreams” from November 6, 2021.

Here, the Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop (CeTI) at TU Dresden, Else Kröner Fresenius Center (EKFZ) for Digital Health at TU Dresden and the National Center for Tumor Diseases Dresden (NCT/UCC) support the exhibition. Researchers are developing AI-based assistance systems for cancer surgery. Artificial intelligence will be used here to display important information to surgeons during operations based on the situation – for example, the optimal incision line – or to predict the need for surgical instruments. It can also be used to navigate an assisting robotic arm in real time or to make learning progress during keyhole operations objectively measurable. In particular, the new special exhibition highlights how the use of AI systems will gradually change our understanding of everyday life, mobility, work, health and politics.

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