Research focus

CeTI Box with people

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 Anindya Nag

Since November 2021, Dr. Anindya Nag is employed as Junior Professor at Technische Universität Dresden, leading the Junior Professorship of Haptic Sensors. His research interests are in the area of [...]

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

SMART KIDS – gemeinsam experiMINTieren startet am 6.11.

Wie funktioniert Wissenschaft? – Schüler:innen tüfteln gemeinsam mit Forscher:innen

Egal ob Unterstützung bei der Umsetzung eigener Ideen gesucht wird oder die Kids mit dem mitgebrachten Experimente-Koffer tüfteln – Wissenschaftler:innen und Studierende der HTW Dresden und der TU Dresden wollen mit diesem neuen gemeinsamen Format bei Mädchen und Jungen ab Klasse 5  den Forschergeist wecken und mit alltagstauglichen Experimenten und zukunftsträchtigen Themen zeigen, dass Wissenschaft Spaß macht. An vier verschiedenen Orten rund um Dresden finden dazu am 6.11. von 9:30 bis 14:30 Uhr verschiedene Workshops statt:

In Radeburg wird die Frage beantwortet, wie man ein Gewächshaus in einer Flasche baut, in Bautzen erfahren die Jugendlichen, welche Rolle Pilze bei der nachhaltigen Produktion von Kleidung spielen, in Stolpen entwickeln Schüler:innen einen eigenen Alltagshelfer und in Hoyerswerda programmieren die Teilnehmer:innen eine Museums-App. Überall sind die Schüler:innen mittendrin in aktuellen Forschungsthemen und lernen so spannende Anwendungsgebiete verschiedener Schulfächer kennen. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften und Technik – also MINT-Fächer, die für viele Zukunftsberufe wichtig sind.

Inhaltlich ausgestaltet werden die Workshops von der Fakultät Informatik der HTW Dresden, der Didaktik der Informatik und dem Institut für Naturstofftechnik der TU Dresden und dem Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop (CeTI). Bevorzugt können sich Schüler:innen anmelden, die in der jeweiligen Stadt zu Hause sind oder dort zur Schule gehen. Anmeldung unter https://www.htw-dresden.de/hochschule/angebote/schuelerinnen-und-schueler/smartkidshtw-dresden Informationen unter https://tu-dresden.de/studium/angebote-jung-alt/junior-campus/smart-kids-gemeinsam-experimintieren

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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