CeTI ist ein multidisziplinäres und internationales Forschungszentrum

CeTI bildet eine internationale Forschungsumgebung mit gleichen Möglichkeiten für alle, um die nächste Generation von herausragenden Forschern auszubilden und deren Karriere und Entwicklung zu fördern.

Weiterhin will CeTI sozio-ökonomische Verbesserungen erreichen, indem Start-Ups und existierende Unternehmen zum Transfer von Technologie ermutigt werden.

CeTI bildet eine internationale Forschungsumgebung mit gleichen Möglichkeiten für alle, um die nächste Generation von herausragenden Forschern auszubilden und deren Karriere und Entwicklung zu fördern.

Weiterhin will CeTI sozio-ökonomische Verbesserungen erreichen, indem Start-Ups und existierende Unternehmen zum Transfer von Technologie ermutigt werden.

CeTI Sprecher

Frank H. P. Fitzek
Frank H. P. FitzekProfessor Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c.
Professor und Leiter des Deutsche Telekom Lehstuhls für Kommunikationsnetze; Professor für Tactile Internet für Medizin-Anwendungen
Shu-Chen Li
Shu-Chen LiProfessor Ph.D.
Professor und Leiterin des Lehrstuhls für Entwicklungspsy­chologie und Neurowissen­schaft der Lebensspanne; Vorstandsmitglied des Forschungszentrums „Volition and Cognitive Control“
Thorsten Strufe
Thorsten StrufeProfessor Dr.-Ing.
Professor und Leiter des Lehrstuhls Datenschutz und Datensicherheit im Fachbereich Informatik an der Technischen Universität Dresden

CeTI Stimmen

One of CeTI’s core visionary challenges is exciting: to understand, model, and realise how humans interact with machines in a Tactile Internet context, and therefore how can machines and networks be adapted to the human needs. This human-centric view of preparing for the Tactile Internet revolution ahead is first of its kind in groundbreaking technology research. As a wireless communications researcher we will provide research solutions to enable the untethered access matched to human needs.

Gerhard P. Fettweis, Technische Universität Dresden

Intelligent robotics will significantly contribute to accelerating the democratisation of skills in our society. Immersive robot avatars and human–robot collectives will enable connected users to directly experience remote or virtual environments through smart wearables. In fact, one could argue that robots are the intelligent embodiment of the Tactile Internet.

Sami Haddadin, Technische Universität München

Lifespan developmental neuroscience in CeTI studies mechanisms of age-related changes in the speed, precision, and adaptivity of human goal-directed multisensory perception and action, which are crucial for advancing new technologies for networked, real-time human–machine interactions.

Shu-Chen Li, Technische Universität Dresden

With CeTI we will be able to bring haptic communication for networked physical interaction to the next level.

Eckehard Steinbach, Technische Universität München

The CeTI project will provide fundamental methods and tools to build sustainable and efficient human–machine co-habitation and realise Tactile Internet applications. Communications and information processing is enabling technology and CeTI poses novel interesting and challenging interdisciplinary research questions regarding multi-connectivity, network function virtualisation, distributed resource allocation for adaptive multi-criteria QoS, and QoE requirements. Novel flexible networking technologies will establish new ways to interact and collaborate between humans and smart machines.

Eduard A. Jorswieck, Technische Universität Dresden

Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop relies on proper I/O devices: ultra-low power and low-latency OLED micro-displays in wearable near-to-eye displays (‘eyeables’) are a key component for it. Fraunhofer FEP’s experience in R&D and industrial transfer of micro-display technology and devices, and their incorporation into smart eyewear solutions will specifically help CeTI to achieve the overall 1 ms latency target – therefore I am keen to participate in this exciting project and consortium.

Uwe Vogel, Fraunhofer Institute FEP, Dresden

I’m enthusiastic about contributing to CeTI because this cluster of excellence is right at the interface between cognitive neuroscience research and real world behaviour of people. This is the perfect opportunity to build on novel ideas both in machine learning and computational cognitive neuroscience to enable the vision of the Tactile Internet.

Stefan J. Kiebel, Technische Universität Dresden

Mixed-reality interfaces of the future that are based on a new class of wearable sensors and actuators will change the way human beings interact with each other and with cyber-physical systems in an unprecedented way. I am proud to be part of this interdisciplinary initiative and to contribute cutting edge research in multimodal interaction and feedback for augmenting human skills, perception, and participation in a cyber-physical world.

Raimund Dachselt, Technische Universität Dresden

For a photogrammetrist, CeTI is a great opportunity to apply the manifold 3D measurement techniques and sensors that are currently being developed. We would like to exploit their potential in challenging new applications and to create task-specific optimised measurement solutions.

Hans-Gerd Maas, Technische Universität Dresden

I’m convinced that the interdisciplinary research done in CeTI between engineering, computer science, medicine, and psychology enables us to solve problems beyond a single discipline and paves the way for next-generation digital surgery.

Stefanie Speidel, Technische Universität Dresden

Only by ensuring trust in the proper workings of systems, CeTI can become a success. We will provide sufficient security and dependability to make sure such systems can become reality.

Christof W. Fetzer, Technische Universität Dresden

Our expertise in the analysis of eye movements will contribute to a better assessment of human states, which is essential to improve the technology and facilitate the interaction. Given that we will achieve our ambitious objectives, this will provide a new level of technological support for humans at work as well as for everyday activities.

Sebastian Pannasch, Technische Universität Dresden

Now that the Internet has fundamentally changed our access to information, the next step will be for the Tactile Internet to enable more people to participate equally in society and to acquire skills — regardless of age, physical limitations, cultural background, etc. To achieve this, functional interaction between man and machine is essential.

Frank H. P. Fitzek, Technische Universität Dresden

I am very happy to be involved in such an exciting project as CeTI to develop next generation haptic and audio technologies which will be the key modules in future medical, virtual reality, communication, and learning applications. Our aim is to add the sense of touch to the Tactile Internet. This will be achieved with low-latency, low-weight, and low-cost actuator and sensor solutions for an immersive user experience.

M. Ercan Altinsoy, Technische Universität Dresden

I am happy to be part of this highly innovative cluster. Here we combine expertise in electrical engineering, computer, and life sciences with my approaches on smart fibre based sensor and actor systems to create novel multimodal soft exoskeletons. This joint work will significantly enhance the collaboration between humans and machines as we know it today and I am looking forward to contribute one of the many fascinating puzzle pieces.

Chokri Cherif, Technische Universität Dresden

CeTI enables me to investigate novel approaches of highly energy-efficient runtime systems in an interdisciplinary field of research. It opens the opportunity to collaborate with other research domains for enabling next generation robotic systems with enhanced human–machine interaction capabilities.

Diana Göhringer, Technische Universität Dresden



Human-robot interaction

Software and services for training robots by human interaction.

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Zusammenarbeit innerhalb von CeTI

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Principal and associated investigators
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