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TU Freiberg: Screwing, soldering, programming – New RoboLab opens for students

February 23, 2024: A robotics team at TU Bergakademie Freiberg has set up the RoboLab at Burgstraße 36 in Freiberg. At the opening, students used turtle bots to show what the new learning facility can do. Programmed by a group of students from the Robotics and Applied Computer Science courses, the small, autonomous robots completed a course. The students have to solve a variety of tasks: Various lines have to be recognized with the camera, obstacles have to be detected with the laser scanner and then driven around.

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A robotics team at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg has set up the RoboLab at Burgstraße 36 in Freiberg. Photo: TUBAF

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However, the RoboLab is intended to be more than just a traditional training lab. “People interested in technology in Freiberg were missing a place to try out programming, test codes on the latest technology or exchange ideas. This place now exists!” says robotics student Lion Waurich, one of the initiators of the RoboLab. Together with fellow student Caio Menz, the team first presented the idea to computer science professor Sebastian Zug.

  “First of all, it’s about enabling students to learn, program and experiment with different robots. But there is another reason why the RoboLab was opened in Freiberg city center,” reveals Professor Sebastian Zug.” From spring 2024, we will be inviting even more target groups. In addition to students, young people will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in robotics, and we also want to discuss ideas and research activities in this area with the people of Freiberg.” “The new learning location will thus also become a place for exchange and education,” adds the coordinator of RoboLab, Dr. Thomas Schumann.

Lecture series Bits and Bytes

  • 1 March – Prof. Dr. Bastian Pfleging: Human-machine interaction and mobility
  • 7 March – Prof. Dr. Sebastian Zug: Human-machine interaction and mobility
  • . March – Prof. Dr. Sebastian Zug: How does a CPU actually work
  • March 21 – Gero Licht: Tasks and challenges of swimming robots
  • Continuation of the series every Thursday at 5 p.m.
  • Other topics: Smarthome, risks on the internet, autonomous driving.

More RoboLab offers from spring 2024

  • In future, schools will be able to experience robotics directly in Burgstraße.
  • Teachers can take part in computer science training courses and workshops.
  • Anybody interested in robotics research at the TU and new technologies can simply drop by the lab. Among other things, an autonomous delivery robot that is being tested on Freiberg’s streets will be available for demonstration purposes. The topic of autonomous driving will also be demonstrated as a model.

The robotics laboratory is intended to promote computer science skills for students and pupils and is being financially supported or sponsored in its first year by the university management, the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the TU Bergakademie and the municipal housing company (Freiberg) SWG.

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