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Exciting insights into DFKI research at Girls' Day and Future Day 2024

| Learning & Education | Cyber-Physical Systems | Marine Perception | Robotics Innovation Center | Smart Enterprise Engineering | Bremen | Osnabrück / Oldenburg

What do coding, a turtle, and art have in common? How can we protect the environment with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and what exactly is Augmented Reality? Answers to these and many other questions can be found at today's Girls' Day and Future Day at DFKI. Researchers from Oldenburg, Osnabrück and Bremen will provide exciting insights into their work and the different research areas.

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Girls' Day and Future Day at DFKI: Multiple insights into AI research

In Oldenburg, four girls in the Marine Perception research department are learning how AI solutions can help better understand and protect the ocean. They also receive an introduction to programming in Python.

At the research departments Smart Enterprise Engineering and Plan-Based Robot Control in Osnabrück, fifteen girls have the opportunity to get to grips with AI at four stations. They will learn how to program a robot to move in space, the differences between human and artificial perception, and what augmented reality is. At the fourth station – a learning opportunity from the YouCodeGirls project – the girls learn how to program their first commands with a TurtleCoder and use them to draw digitally.

In Bremen's Cyber-Physical Systems research department, the eight participants get to know the Bremen Ambient Assisted Living Lab (BAALL) and can get creative themselves. The lab apartment is to be expanded to include a house plant that is equipped with sensors and can therefore react intelligently to its environment. Functions will be designed and implemented using microcontrollers and other components programmed by the girls.

The Robotics Innovation Center in Bremen offers a program for both girls and boys. A total of eleven children start the Future Day with an exciting tour of the laboratories and test facilities. Afterwards, the children can get active themselves and try their hand at programming with Arduino under the guidance of DFKI researchers.