The “Green Deal” is the guiding principle of the EU for the coming years. An analysis by the FFG shows that Salzburg Research is at the forefront of green-deal-relevant research in the state.more
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Salzburg Research achieved 2nd place in an international AI challenge among over 900 participating teams.more
Salzburg Research’s management system has been ISO 9001 certified since 2008. At the end of 2020, the certificate was successfully extended for a further three years.more
The baby elephant is going digital: the “EventFant” smart badge is intended to ensure sufficient distance between people.more
The networking and automation of vehicles offer a great opportunity to also increase the safety of cyclists. An Austrian consortium headed by the Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft is working on innovative technologies to protect vulnerable road users. The focus is on possibilities for cooperative detection of collision risks as well as non-distracting warning concepts.more
Our highlights from research 2020 and what we can achieve with our annual Christmas campaign.more
The MINT:labs Science City Itzling project was awarded the sponsorship prize for a project for children and young people by the City of Salzburg.more
Autonomous and collaborative robots are a great future opportunity for companies as well as logistics support in care.However, the complexity of the required programming and manufacturer-specific interfaces represent a major hurdle. An Austrian consortium headed by Salzburg Research is developing an open source solution for simplified robot control: This should make tasks and capabilities of social and industrial robots easier to transfer and combine.
The possible uses of autonomous robots sound promising – in manufacturing as well as in care. However, the complexity of the application-specific programming slows down many innovative implementation ideas. In addition, provider-specific programming interfaces for each device and for each robot task require specialist technical knowledge. This leads to a high level of dependency and not infrequently to a lock-in effect with regard to the manufacturer and market segment. A platform for the manufacturer-independent exchange of robot control tasks and processes is intended to solve this dilemma.
Platform for Manufacturer-Independent Exchange of Robot Control Tasks and Processes
Regardless of the manufacturer or the area of application, robots often perform very similar tasks: A typical robot task in production is lifting, transporting and placing objects – a skill that can also be used as a logistical support in the care sector. On the other hand, social robots increasingly have cognitive abilities such as gesture recognition or the interpretation of emotions and stress – abilities that are also becoming increasingly important when using collaborative robots in a business environment.
The core element of this platform is therefore the separation of task design, configuration and implementation. In this way, skills should be available across all robots and in different domains – mutual inspiration not excluded. The robot skills can also be run as a simulation on digital twins for testing.
The research project ROBxTASK is funded by the BMK in the program „ICT of the Future“.
With exercise, health can be maintained into old age. The results from an extensive field test show: The technology-supported system “Fit with ILSE” is effective.more
With the help of neural networks, the research team at Salzburg Research was able to predict the latency in communication networks with a mean error of 1.95%.more
Passenger interaction is an important cornerstone in research on automated vehicles.more
A compilation of important conceptual principles of digital twins in the plant life cycle and examples for their application and use in industrial practice. more
The KMU4.0 project (Interreg Bavaria-Austria 2014-2020) invited to a learning excursion to the proto_lab at the TH Rosenheim in October. The live stream is now available for retrospective viewing.more
In order to be able to plan measures according to the actual needs of cyclists, current decision-making bases are required. The identification of different bike types and a bike dashboard should help.more
In 2020, the Long Night of Research will take place digitally for the first time. Salzburg Research provides digital insights into current research.more
The 5th generation of mobile communications (5G) is a very promising technology. But are the promised properties even achieved? A 5G research infrastructure for testing applications and products is starting in Salzburg. more
Almost twice around the globe or a little less than 2,000 marathon distances: that’s the total distance that 450 participants from ten Salzburg companies took under their running shoes in this year’s Charity Challenge in three months. more
Wernher Behrendt and Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt received the Best Paper Award for their paper “Establishing and Maintaining Situation Awareness for Shop-Floor Assistance in Manufacturing” at the 2020 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA) in August.
The paper reports on design and implementation of a situation awareness module for a site-wide assistance system in manufacturing plants. We design individual assistance units that are able to support workers interactively, on the shop floor and we enable these units to keep track of the shop-floor situation at the level of workers’ cells. Each work cell is thus logically monitored by an assistance unit that is aware of workers, manufacturing tasks and sub-tasks, as well as having an inventory of components and equipment used by the workers, to accomplish their tasks. Input from multiple sensors is translated into streams of observations expressed at a higher conceptual level, so that they can be interpreted w.r.t. a predefined, discrete knowledge model.
Austrian Lead Project MMAssist II
The paper was written as part of the research work in the Austrian lead project MMAssist II. The goal of MMAssist II is a fundamental research and characterization of assistance in a production context. Based on this, optimized assistance systems for future working places focused on the human worker („Human-Centered Workplace“) will be developed, implemented and evaluated in an industrial environment. Basis for the implementation are so called „Assistenz Units“ – which are modular components for assistance systems. Assistance Units are defined in a way that they can be applied to different application con-texts. The partners will implement a software framework with which Assistance Units can be dynamically configured to act as assistance system for a given application.
The pilot project MMAssist II (assistance systems in production in the context of man – machine cooperation) is funded by the BMK and the FFG from the production of the future program.
Support people in production in a meaningful way: Salzburg Research hosted two workshops on digital assistance systems and collaborative robotics. A follow-up report.more
Sustainability can be easily integrated into everyday life. The “Stadtmacherei Salzburg” helps: The free app shows the variety of possibilities to act sustainably day after day. With a playful approach, the users are motivated and stimulated. This means that the app is also breaking new ground in communicating sustainability and taking the topic out of the renunciation corner.
The app combines a wide variety of offers and initiatives on the topics of climate-neutral mobility, local consumption and social engagement. The app provides easy, playful access to sustainability through exciting discovery tours, puzzles and activities. Every CO2-free kilometre, every quiz won, every completed competition brings heartbeats. The higher the number of heartbeats, the better. Then there is the implementation of a large joint city-making project. Heartbeat bags are also raffled off four times a year. They are filled with sustainable products and experiences, such as the personal city tree, public transport tickets, bike services, vegetable boxes from regional farmers, free admission for city makers and friends or family to the city baths, the Untersberg cable car, the Hellbrunn water fountains and much more.
The app is being implemented as part of the international research initiative “SimpliCITY” with the cities of Salzburg and Uppsala (Sweden). Salzburg Research is the consortium leader and researches digital incentive instruments and methods how people can be encouraged to use such services. The knowledge genereated is tested, evaluated and shared with other cities across the EU. In addition to Salzburg and Uppsala, the implementation of such a regional platform in other cities in Austria, Sweden and Finland is also being sought. The EU initiative is funded in the JPI Urban Europe – Making Cities Work program, financed by the respective participating countries, in Austria by the FFG with funds from the BMK.
Survey: Sustainable Behavior in Salzburg
We would like to find out more about your sustainable behaviour, your attitude to environmental protection and social commitment and your knowledge of the sustainable city of Salzburg – regardless of whether you use the Stadtmacherei app or not. Duration: 10 minutes.
Museum visitors virtually immerse themselves in the past / Salzburg as an Interreg project switchboard more
Between August 10 and October 16, 2020, the automated Digubus® will run according to the timetable in a public demo operation for the first time. more
Online survey about the needs of the 50+ generation who love hiking. Participate and win! more
Digital technologies offer companies numerous opportunities – also for SMEs. 7 concrete recommendations for action on how you can successfully master the digital transformation of your SME. more
“Bike Quality” was ranked in the “Digitization” category by a specialist jury among the top five projects. The winning project will be determined in the audience voting. more
Research result: European research initiative headed by Salzburg Research offers open source platform software for supply chain management. more
Online survey on the current use and further potential of cycling data. more
Is your WiFi connection quickly overwhelmed or keeps breaking for inexplicable reasons? Salzburg Research is working on a tool that is intended to help track down wireless communication problems. more
COVID-19 shows that maintaining physical distance is important. We are looking for ideas, prototypes or solutions to support the keeping of distance socially accepted and effective.
Salzburg Research is running again this year for a good cause and challenges Findologic to a “duel”. more
A total of 140 ideas for the Salzburg timber industry were submitted for the second Open Innovation Salzburg ideas competition. These are the winners. more
The prototype of the diabetes self-management system developed a spart of POWER2DM can now be further developed by interested companies. more
With “Bike Quality”, Salzburg Research uses digital technologies to identify the areas with the greatest need for action in the Salzburg cycle path network. more
Help shape the future of e-mobilitiy on two wheels! Take the survey now and win attractive prizes! more
New publication on the structure and optimization of a support system for use in the AAL pilot region fir4AAL more
After two years of development work – i.a. with the support of Salzburg Research – a young entrepreneur from Salzburg wins investors. more
Real floating car data for optimal traffic planning in Tyrol. more
Salzburg Research and the University of Salzburg invite you to the “MINT Week” every month. The MINT Week takes place online in May. more
Learn how to train young learners to develop a creative and innovative mindset to solve social problems. Register now! more
„Crowdprintin“ on a 3D printer for face shields to protect against Covid-19. more
Eva Hollauf and her team at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences won with their idea for “Peyeoneer” at this year’s social hackathon. more
Salzburg Research and partners make parts of a sports science-based exercise program specially developed for the 55+ generation available online. more
Information for our customers and partners about our availability within the scope of the COVID-19 measures. more
Tourism for everyone! People should be able to immerse themselves in nature regardless of environmental, physical and other hurdles. more
Can the ski of tomorrow tell us when it should be serviced or when it is time for a break in the hut? Current research questions in the competence center Digital Motion: more
Salzburg Research will be managed by Siegfried Reich for another five years. more
From the laboratory to the slopes: The Salzburg COMET competence center Digital Motion is currently developing and testing innovative sensors that could make skiing even smarter in the future. more
Increasing creativity and self-efficacy of young people: Presentation of the DOIT research results at the European Research Council in Brussels. more
Worth seeing street art, a digital push in the right direction and a unified P+R system with optimal bus connections: these three ideas are on the podium of “(er)lebenswertes Salzburg” (worth living and experiencing Salzburg), the first ideas competition at Open Innovation Salzburg. more
Open Innovation Salzburg: 151 ideas for a better coexistence of tourists and locals in the city of Salzburg were submitted – first results and experiences. more
Salzburg Research and the University of Salzburg invited school classes to another “MINTwoch” in the Science City Itzling to immerse themselves in the world of science and technology. more
The newly established advisory board has now confirmed that Salzburg Research’s position on the subject of “Motion Data Intelligence” is forward-looking.
Our research highlights for 2019 and what we can do with our annual Christmas campaign. more
Michèle Zlöbl answered questions of students during a research speed dating. more
Driving without steering wheel? What do the people of Salzburg think, expect or fear? The opinion of the population was raised to automated mobility as part of a global dialogue with citizens. more
Salzburg Research offers one of the few Linked Data Server as open source software on Google code. more
Salzburg Research places emphasis on Open Source in two major EU funded projects and actively invests in the build-up of communities. more
The textbook was presented at the “Learntec” in Karlsruhe, Germany’s largest fair for learning technology, and is now available online for free. more
Salzburg Research supports the Anna-Bertha-Königsegg School in Salzburg with learning technology. more