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Date: Sep 10, 2023

Robots, universe and digital maps Computer science at the Night of Technology on Friday, October 20, from 6 p.m. to midnight

The Night of Technology Bonn/Rhein-Sieg is entering its third edition and the University of Bonn is represented for the first time with its own station to provide insights into various research areas. On Friday, October 20, 2023, from 6 p.m. to midnight, the university will open its doors as one of 49 locations in the region to showcase technical innovations through interactive experiments from robotics, geodesy and geoinformation, and astronomy. All activities of the University of Bonn take place at the Computer Science Center, Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 8.

How will robots make our everyday lives easier in the future? At the Night of Technology, the Autonomous Intelligent Systems working group at the University of Bonn will provide insights into research and diverse applications of robots - from telepresence to soccer and firefighting to households. The award-winning Avatar system makes it possible to control a robot remotely, as if you were really there. Visitors will meet real world champions in the form of soccer robots. In addition, flying robots for firefighting operations and household robots, among others, will be on display.

The Humanoid Robots Lab at the University of Bonn is working on robots that move in human environments and interact with people. At the Night of Technology, visitors can interact with a Nao robot, play cards against a robot, and marvel at current research in the field of smart farming by the PhenoRob cluster of excellence. This will include demonstrations of how fruit can be detected and harvested by robots.


Geodesy, astronomy and the Transfer Center will also be there
In addition to robotics, other stations from the University of Bonn invite visitors to discover current scientific findings. At the booth of the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, visitors can playfully explore a problem from digital cartography with an interactive demo. This involves the automatic generation of maps from large amounts of data: Which map elements should be labeled? Where should the font belonging to a map element be placed?

An exhibit from astronomy can be used to explore what different topics can be explored in the universe. In addition, the interactive LEGO® model of the ALMA telescope field shows how black holes, galaxies and exoplanets are observed and studied in the depths of space.

At the Transfer Center enaCom booth, participants can use LEGO® to find solutions to current relevant challenges in this world. With this creative method, completely new approaches can be brainstormed in a short time.

Pupils, trainees and students from Bonn and the Rhein-Sieg district can visit the 3rd Night of Technology Bonn/Rhein-Sieg free of charge with the YoungTalent ticket ( The program of the University of Bonn can also be visited without reservation and ticket. All actions of the University of Bonn take place at the Informatik-Zentrum, , Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 8.

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