Program Laboratory Visits

Tuesday Laboratory Visits

the visits are only possible with previous notice (registration - first come first serve). Max. number of participants per laboratory visit is 20 people.


1. Quantum Cryptography with Entangled Photons



AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Date: Tue, 10.3.2015, 16:15-18:00
Location: Donau-City-Strasse 1, A-1220 Vienna
Description:
One of the future applications for quantum cryptography is to secure sensor networks in critical infrastructures. Not only the communication link to the sensor over an optical fibers could be encrypted, but also the highest level of authentication is achievable to prevent fake control signals in order to avoid attacks. The state-of-the art to generate entangled photons used for optical quantum setups (ready to be visited in the lab) and the prospective developments will be given.

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2. RoboLab@FHTW



FH Technikum Wien

Date: Tue, 10.3.2015, 16:15-18:00
Location: University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Höchstädtplatz 6, A-1200 Vienna
Description:
The robotics laboratory at UAS Technikum Wien is a large teaching and R&D lab in Vienna. It consists of state of the art equipment of well-known robotics OEM (e.g., ABB, EPSON, KUKA, PANASONIC, WITTMANN) as well as prototype installations of current topics (e.g., robot welding, digital factory). Additionally, several service robots are also part of these installations. Participants of the visit will get the unique opportunity to discuss the installations with students, researchers, and academic staff.

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3. Robotic Woodcraft



University for Applied Arts

Demo: www.vimeo.com/107584650

Date: Tue, 10.3.2015, 16:15-18:00
Location: Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, A-1010 Vienna
Description:
The research project "Robotic Woodcraft" is funded through the FWF's PEEK program for arts-based research, which enabled the acquisition of a heavy-payload KUKA KR120R2500 robotic arm at the University for Applied Arts Vienna. A transdisciplinary team of architects with a significant background in robotics, master carpenters with decades of experience with wood, mathematicians with elaborate knowledge of geometry, and practising designers now explores new approaches to apply the robots' inherent multifunctionality in an arts-based context, especially in relation to wood.

Similar to the multifunctional robots, wood is an especially diverse material that can perform a wide range of tasks and is available in various forms and sizes, from glue-laminated timber to wood polymers. We therefore consider industrial robots ideal machines for interacting with wood, as they are not limited to subtractive fabrication, but can bend, weave, glue, spray, etc.

We invite you to visit the new robot-lab at the University for Applied Arts, realized in cooperation with the Association for Robots in Architecture!

www.roboticwoodcraft.com

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