Last week Katrin Wittig & Jörg Gammanick of Accenture Digital came to meet us at our Campus in Pasing. In their guest lecture, they covered two hot topics the business world is dealing with: Digital Transformation and the Internet of Things.
The Digital Campus
Following a highly informative presentation about the latest technologic developments, we were given the chance to demonstrate our own innovative strength. In the course of a workshop we formed teams to come up with suggestions how to include new technologies into our university. Some of the numerous fun ideas were somehow related to – big surprise – food, or more specifically the university canteen. After all, who would not want to skip the queue that keeps you from your well-deserved lunch? A pre-order smartphone app could help to solve the issue once and for all!
Other students thought up a concept to allow students interact better with their professors during lectures. A combination of smart screens on the professor’s and the student’s tables with a specific software would enable professors to get immediate feedback by students. Countless other opportunities came up in the following discussion with our Katrin and Jörg, but in the middle of our conversation we got distracted by someone who seemed to be incredibly bored!
Accenture Digital and cutting-edge robotics technology
Only 58 cm in height, NAO is one of the most advanced humanoid robots known to date. With a wide range of sensors such as sonar, tactile and pressure sensors as well as video cameras, the programmable robot is able to detect human emotions and, if you spend more time with it, even your moods. The cameras allow NAO to recognize faces while its ‘brain’ remembers and responds to interactions.
Ever since the robot was first introduced in 2006, fan communities have been growing and sharing increasingly complex programmable functions as new generations were released. And so Accenture’s fifth generation NAO ended this truly interactive guest lecture with stunning dance performances to Jingle Bells and Gangnam Style. Thank you again Katrin Wittig and Jörg Gammanick for this live-demonstration of latest technologic advances in robotics.
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