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PCB 4.0 - highly miniaturised and energy self-sufficient - radio sensor nodes for the industry of the future
With the help of embedding technology, the BMBF-funded PCB 4.0 project - highly miniaturized and energy self-sufficient - wireless sensor nodes for the industry of the future will achieve a level of miniaturization of wireless sensor technology for industrial 4.0 applications that has not yet been achieved. Intelligent control and networking will take the flexibility, energy and resource efficiency of production processes to a new level. Seven partners are pooling their expertise and in this cooperation project they are taking on what is currently still a major technological challenge.
Prototypes of the wireless sensors are available, which are operated with an energy-efficient firmware. The quiescent current, for example, is approx. 1.5 µA and the sensor nodes can be operated with a button cell for up to five years, depending on the operating mode. The wireless sensor nodes are connected via gateways, based on Raspberry Pi and operated with their own software, to a cloud solution developed as part of the project. Thus it is possible to use the data platform independent in the browser via web services and web applications.
More information about PCB 4.0 and the SensorBeacons for intelligent manufacturing processes and predictive maintenace processes.
BASIL - Brainwave driven digital Assistance System for motor-Impaired peopLe
In BASIL - Brainwave driven digital Assistance System for motor-Impaired peopLe - experts from various industries and countries work together. Research, industry and the region benefit from this. Sensorik-Bayern GmbH and IT experts from the University of Western Bohemia in Pilsen are developing an assistance system for motor-impaired people under the umbrella of the sensor network. Users' wishes are "translated" into the language of devices and systems in their own homes by recording their brain activity and sent to a control unit which then enables simple operating procedures in the field of home automation (e.g. switching TV and radio sets on and off or raising blinds). Just as conceivable: Emergency call to relatives or nursing services.
Further potential applications of the project results are currently emerging in the areas of early-stage Alzheimer's diagnosis, brain training therapy for ADHD and neurofeedback. Other fields of application include the automotive industry and driver assistance systems, where the BASIL prototype can be used for research into the detection of microsleep or fatigue.
More information about BASIL.
Bionic RoboSkin - Modular Sensoric Surfaces for Robotics under Rough Environmental Conditions
Semi-autonomous robot systems can provide useful services in regions that are difficult or dangerous to reach for humans. If the systems are robust enough, they can be used under water or in environments with particularly harsh conditions and provide valuable data. The Animal Kingdom is now providing inspiration for new technological solutions in this area to the BMBF-funded "RoboSkin" project. The consortium, consisting of six partners, is developing a robot platform whose core element is a novel three-dimensional flexible sensor skin, the "Bionic RoboSkin". The model for this was the manta ray.
The Bionic RoboSkin is based on a three-dimensional textile composite that serves as an integration platform for sensors or more complex sensor modules. In addition to moisture-resistant electrical connections for power supply and communication, woven sensor structures are also realized on the textile carrier. Various other sensors as well as the central control unit of the autonomous service robot are mounted on the textile carrier in the form of highly compact modules and electrically connected to it.
The Bionic RoboSkin will be demonstrated and validated in two application areas in the course of the project. During underwater ground exploration with the autonomous robotic system "Manta", metallic structures such as submarine cables, supply lines and ammunition are detected and mapped by means of magnetic field measurements. The semi-autonomous rolling robotic system "Badger" will take over the measurement of ground structures.
Funding under the Federal Government's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation in the Field of Action: "Electronic and sensor systems for novel robotic applications (SensoRob)“
Project term: 01.02.2019 to 31.01.2022