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Chatbot Eike was Launched at Handbookgermany.de

We achieved a new milestone in our EIT project ERICS: The chatbot Eike, which is based on our multimodal multisensor platform, was launched at handbookgermany.de.

Daniel Sonntag becomes new editor-in-chief of the German Journal of Artificial Intelligence

Interakt: Daniel Sonntag becomes new editor-in-chief of the German Journal of Artificial Intelligence.

ERICS: German Telecom launches the Capiche product based on DFKI’s ERICS server (in German).

ERICS: German Telecom launches the Capiche product based on DFKI’s ERICS server (in German):

https://www.eitdigital.eu/newsroom/news/article/neu-capiche-der-smarte-sprachassistant-fuer-fluechtlinge/

ERICS Prototype “capiche” was presented at the Adobe booth at DMEXCO fair

ERICS provides cloud-based translation and search services to improve communication with refugees in Europe when they are looking for online information about their integration.

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Human/Robot Control via 5G Wireless Network

DFKI supports GPU mobility concept via 5G.Human Robot Control

Fine-tuning deep CNN models on specific MS COCO categories

DFKI provides open-source software tools to be downloaded from the Software section. For example, Fine-tuning deep CNN models on specific MS COCO categories (PDF). It covers our freely available software py-faster-rcnn-ft which allows straightforward fine tuning of deep convolutional neural networks for image classification.

ANNOUNCING The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces

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ANNOUNCING The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces: Foundations, User Modeling, and Common Modality Combinations. Volume 1

EDITORS: Oviatt, Sharon; Schuller, Bjorn; Cohen, Philip R; Sonntag, Daniel; Potamianos, Gerasimos; Krueger, Antonio

PUBLISHER: Morgan and Claypool/ACM Press.

This is a THREE volume series that presents the definitive state of the art and future directions of the field of Multimodal and Multi-Sensor interfaces.

The EIT Digital NewsRoom entry published ERICS Roadmap in Digital Cities

The EIT Digital NewsRoom entry published ERICS Roadmap in Digital Cities.
See also the EIT digital news entry.

DFKI releases video about anomaly detection use case within distributed digital manufacturing architecture

DFKI releases video about anomaly detection use case within distributed digital manufacturing architecture.

Kick-off ERICS

Kick-off ERICS in EIT Digital Infrastructure; we will adapt the digital manufacturing architecture to the ERICS usecases of real-time multimodal interaction and interactive machine learning with crowd-sourcing options.

DFKI deploys distributed digital manufacturing architecture at Siemens corporate technologies

DFKI deploys distributed digital manufacturing architecture at Siemens corporate technologies.

 

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Springer Professional features our publication

Springer Professional features our publication “Overview of the CPS for Smart Factories Project: Deep Learning, Knowledge Acquisition, Anomaly Detection and Intelligent User Interfaces

DFKI conducted a user study regarding the evaluation of the handwriting and gesture recognition systems

DFKI conducted a user study regarding the evaluation of the handwriting and gesture recognition systems used in Smart Factories. The study was carried out in cooperation with MyScript  and attracted a total of 120 participants.

gaze-guided object classification using deep neural networks for attention-based computing

Our publication gaze-guided object classification using deep neural networks for attention-based computing is featured by Pupil Labs. We built our software on top of their open source eye tracking platform.

Patrick van der Smagt joins Volkswagen Data Lab  and leads an new AI division on Robotic Enterprise.

ELTE and DFKI present two technical papers at KI 2016

ELTE and DFKI present two technical papers about deep learning for gaze estimation and hand gestures at KI 2016.

Moniri et al. win Best Video/Demo Award

Moniri et al. in cooperation with MADMACS win Best Video/Demo Award at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments 2016 (IE 2016) with the HRI paper: Human Gaze and Focus-of-Attention in Dual Reality Human-Robot Collaboration.

 

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DFKI presents 4 smart factories demos at Ubicomp 2016

DFKI presents 4 smart factories demos at Ubicomp 2016.

Michael Barz participates in The International School on HCC

Michael Barz participates in The International School on Human-Centred Computing (HCC 2016) and demonstrates our gaze-based techniques towards spatial reasoning in smart factories.

VW DFKI Joint Press Release

Joint press release of Volkswagen AG and DFKI: Volkswagen participates in DFKI and becomes a partner (shareholder). In a joint carrier project for cps for smart factories, Volkswagen and DFKI have started to develop a software framework to allow for new collaborative HRI (human-robot interaction) scenarios.


Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster (CEO, DFKI), Dr. Martin Hofmann (CIO, Volkswagen Group), Matthias Müller (CEO, Volkswagen Group), Dr. Karlheinz Blessing (Board Member for Human Resources, Volkswagen Group), Bernd Osterloh (Chairman of the Group Works Council, Volkswagen Group), Prof. Jürgen Leohold (Head of Volkswagen Group Research). Photo: Volkswagen Group

ESWC 2016

Daniel Sonntag will present our activity at ESWC 2016 for EU H2020 networking.

CPS4SF EyeBots at DFKI

Mehdi Moniri presents DFKI’s smart factories Baxter demonstrator Eyebots to Joachim Gauck, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. See the future scenario of this human-robot interaction demo here.


Mehdi Moniri presents DFKI's smart factories Baxter demonstrator Eyebots to
Joachim Gauck, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany

CPS4SF EyeBots

DFKI presents with EyeBots a new form of Human-Robot-Collaboration (HRC) at CeBIT 2016, contact Mohammad_Mehdi.Moniri@dfki.de.
We thank our sponsors BMBF, MADMACS, EIT DIGITAL, and SMI.

IROS 2015 keynotes

Patrick van der Smagt is keynote speaker at IROS 2015, see
keynotes. Slides are available here.

smartFactory

New Carrier programme: One of five Federal competence centers of Industry 4.0 in Germany will be opened in Kaiserslautern at DFKI and smartFactory.

Power4Production

New Carrier programme: DFKI and ZeMA signed a cooperation agreement for “Power4Production” (P4P); smart production technologies in the automobile sector are in the focus.

AUTOMATICA 2016 Exhibition

We will exhibit at AUTOMATICA 2016, the leading platform for optimizing your production processes.

Facts and Forecasts: Boom for Learning Systems

Siemens. Facts and Forecasts. Boom for Learning Systems: Autonomous Robots and Smart Machine Market.

CeBIT Innovation Award 2015 Markus Weber

Markus Weber (DFKI, CPS for Smart Factories) wins one of the CeBIT Innovation Awards 2015.

Presentation of the award by Deutsche Messe AG: (l.t.r) Federal Research Minister Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Markus Weber, and jury members (Photo: ©BMBF/Janto Trappe)

EIT cPAS Integration

CPS for Smart Factories integrates the EIT cPAS activity and focuses on combined use cases in the steel and robot domain. We welcome our new
Industry 4.0 partners from Fraunhofer (transfer of DFKI’s digital product memory technology).

Fortiss Spin-off

Datagarten is a spin-off company of Fortiss GmbH. It is our most recent EIC-ICT Labs Innovation spinoff within the CPS for Smart Factories activity.

ELTE TOP Paradigm

For solving distributed parallel computations in a scalable manner that can still undergo optimisation, ELTE proposes the Task Oriented Programming (TOP) paradigm.
The international programmer workshop will take place in Budapest on December the 1st, 2014.

DFKI Knowledge Portal

DFKI unveils hand-writing and gesture based knowledge acquisition tool and the new  smart factories knowledge portal at Siemens Headquarters, Munich. See architecture.

Siemens Patent

First Siemens patent filed!

DFKI-Siements Agreement

DFKI – Siemens Partner Contract signed.

Kick-Off Meeting

Kick-Off at EIT in München!