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Nature Always Creates Amazing Solutions, 27 October 2018

And there is a great potential in studying nature. The SDU ESRL researcher, Poramate Manoonpong, is adept at optimizing robots by being inspired by the best ideas from nature. He has recently built a robot that imitates cockroaches, and in November this year he will be in charge of an international conference on biomimetics in Odense.

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A Royal Robotics Event, August 2018

In cooperation with VISTEC (Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology), a Thailand-based University, ESRL have developed robots for research and education purposes. The robots were presented to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in connection with the opening ceremony of a new extension to the VISTEC premises.

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and here for the video (see around (4:10 to 4:40)

Investors Facinated by Robots, 14 September 2018

Visitors paid great attention to the Funen-based robot developers, who showed their developments during the R-18 Robotics Trade Fair held in Odense Congress Center on 11-13 September 2018. ESRL participated also. In the video below, you can watch PhD Student Mathias Thor opt for a future robot.

Click here to watch the video (in Danish).

Robot to Learn Like a Dog, July 2018

Typical robots walk or move in predetermined rhythms or routes. If they face unknown situations or are asked to find their way, they are lost. But now, Roboticists from the University of Southern Denmark (including researchers from The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute) intend to equip bio-inspired, walking robots with a brain so that robots can find their way, climb, plan and make their own decisions.

Click here for more information (in Danish, page 5).

VR Against Heavy Drinking, July 2018

The researchers, Christiane Stock and Gunver Majgaard, are planning to shoot a drinking party with a 360 degree camera. The background is Danish teenagers' immense intake of alchoholic beverages.

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Robot Summer Camp for Kids Fully Booked, 5 July 2018

At The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute this week, 53 kids participate in a Robot Summer Camp, struggling with exciting technology in the various workshops. The youngest are five and the oldest 16 years old, and many of them already seem to enjoy the world of robots.

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Understanding Technology Better When Participating in Robot Camp, 5 July 2018

Jacob Nielsen is chairman of the private Scool of Technology that each year hosts a robot summer camp for children. He is also part of the organising team of volunteers who spend a full week teaching kids aged 5-16 in the world of robotics because they find it both important and fun.

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Robots Are to be Equipped with Artificial Animal Brain, 28 May 2018

IRobot researchers from SDU are developing a nervous system inspired by animals for robots. The artificial brain will enable robots to go, adapt, and make decisions. The robots will even be able to learn new skills like dogs through reward.

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Robots to be Equipped with Artificial Animal Brain, 28 May 2018

Inspired by the world of animals, researchers from The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute try to develop an artificial brain that is flexible and can quickly adapt to new surroundings or a new body.

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Askov Folk High School Recovers Its Technological Ground, 26 November 2017

Good manners and courteous behaviour are not solely about art and literature, it is also about understanding modern technology - so now the robots are moving into the high school where the Danish wind turnbine adventure began.

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Advanced Robots and Teaching, 3 November 2017

Modern technology confronts the ideals of Askov Højskole on culture and good manners in its new study line, where students can learn how to program a robot. The line leader is Gunver Majgaard, who is also a lecturer at The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at University of Southern Denmark, where she is doing research in learning, robotics and digital media.

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Updated Data: Robots Taking Part in Teaching, 10 October 2017

Gunver Majgaard, associate professor at The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at University of Southern Denmark, deals with robots in education and teaching. She agrees that it is important to equip children to a future where technology will play an ever increasing role and sees a potential in robots in such a context.

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Shoe of Shark Skin Prevents Robots from Sliding

www.jernindustrien, 21 April 2017

Walking robots tend to slide on uneven surfaces. Researchers from The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at Southern Denmark have now solved the problem through inspiration from the animal world.

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This Is the Future

Børsen, 28 March 2017

I Odense går 100 børn "til robot", og lige så mange står i kø for at lære om elektronik, maskiner og software. Både undervisere og børn synes, at folkeskolen burde tilbyde de samme muligheder.

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Monkeys' Brains Will Control Tomorrow's Homes, 15 November 2016

Researchers will copy monkeys' brain activities to create tomorrow's smart homes where brains and computers merge and become intelligent rel="noopener noreferrer" systems.

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Has a Black Mirror Episode Predicted the Future of Video Games?, 26 October 2016

In Playtest, a developer creates an augmented reality horror adventure that uses the players' own memories to scare them. This is closer to reality than you may think and continues the research path presented in a seminal paper in 2004 by AI researchers John Hallam, professor at University of Southern Denmark, and Georgios Yannakakis, Associate Professor, Institute rel="noopener noreferrer" of Digital Games, University rel="noopener noreferrer" of Malta.

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Data Giant Invests in Funen-based Robotics Start-up, 29 September 2016

The small robotics start-up company Kubo Robot is being supported financially by a large IT investor, the Danish rel="noopener noreferrer" IT group KMD. Kubo Robot rel="noopener noreferrer" develops learning robots for schools.

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Learning from Dung Beetles and Tree Frogs, 17 March 2016

A landing can sometimes be an exciting affair. Not only for passengers on the plane in rough wind, but also for frogs. Biologists from the University of Kiel have now figured out how frogs land, i.e. frogs that live in trees. Associate Professor Poramate Manoonpong from The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, cooperates with the German biologists to decode the beetle's ability rel="noopener noreferrer" to move on many different rel="noopener noreferrer" surfaces and transfer the knowledge acquired to the robotics world.

Click here for more information (in German).

Technology School Live on TV2Fyn, 3 February 2016

Comments on the live television broadcast by TV2Fyn: ""Actually a very common situation: the technology does not play rel="noopener noreferrer" along when one is going on rel="noopener noreferrer" live TV - it was among other things a loose wire - the robot is now up and running".

Watch and listen here for further information.

Rehabilitative Robots Can Make Life Easier for Municipalities, 4 December 2015

Denmark's major healthcare technology project, Patient@home, has looked upon pros and rel="noopener noreferrer" cons after three years rel="noopener noreferrer" at work. One of the solutions containing big potentials is rehabilitation of clod patients using industrial robots.

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Odense Has Become The Robotics Capital, 7 October 2015

The robot we see running around here rel="noopener noreferrer" is developed on Funen - rel="noopener noreferrer" and the future will see more of them. Funen is now counted as one of the world's leading areas for development and production of robot technology.

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Youngsters Aged 10-18 Get Their Own Robot School in Odense, 25 September 2015

From 30 September 2015 a new voluntary association based at The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute offers  technological rel="noopener noreferrer" leisure-time rel="noopener noreferrer" activities for youngsters aged 10-18 and living in and around Odense. Here the pupils can learn about electronic components, develop software and design robots.

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Robotic Valley Is Situated in Odense rel="noopener noreferrer" - However, More People rel="noopener noreferrer" Are Required

DR Fyn, 26 May 2015

Following the sale of Universal Robots, great hopes are linked to Funen-based robotics. However, competent employees are not easy to find.

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This Is How Odense Created a Robotics Success

Ingeniøren, 24 May 2015

Last week Universal Robots was sold at a price of 1,9 billion DKK. The company was the result of an entrepreneurial environment in Odense, based on decades of focused enthusiasts - an approach rel="noopener noreferrer" other incubators can learn rel="noopener noreferrer" from, says network researcher.

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From Social and Health Care Assistant to Science-and-Engineering Student, 27 March 2015

After rel="noopener noreferrer" years rel="noopener noreferrer" of consideration about further education, it only took ten minutes of mind-blocking all limitations, before so­cial and health care assistant Mette Kjær Jensen had come to the conclusion that she should study Welfare Technology.

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 A rel="noopener noreferrer" Helping (Robotic) rel="noopener noreferrer" Hand

Focus Denmark, Winter-Spring 2015 No. 3

With its uniform public health sector providing the ideal setting for experiments, Denmark has carved out a niche in the adaptation and application of robot technology for treatment and care services.

Click here for more information (pages 74-75).

Last Updated 31.10.2018