Typically, drone flight data is generated under laboratory conditions – thus limiting its use for real-world application development. A team of researchers from Klagenfurt, working with two researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has now published the first large pool of real-world measurement data. The data was generated in and around the Klagenfurt drone hall and in the context of the AMADEE20 Mars simulation in Israel.
The THE Ranking 2022 represents the first time that the University of Klagenfurt has also been ranked in the field of “Engineering”. Being ranked second among Austrian universities at the first attempt is due in no small part to the outstanding research achievements of the scientists and the field’s high degree of internationality. The relatively young Faculty of Technical Sciences is confident in maintaining its chosen course – and continues to reach for the stars.
Hubert Zangl conducts research on sensors: The aim is to allow robots to cooperate more effectively with humans in the future, but also to equip them with “environments enhanced with perception”.
Cleaning a ship’s hull currently takes around eight days and costs between 100,000 and 200,000 Euros. A research team that includes Stephan Weiss and Jan Steinbrener from the Department of Smart Systems Technologies aims to use autonomous robots for this task.