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Torsten Andre is a researcher, author, volunteer, teacher, and many things more. He works at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems (NES) led by Christian Bettstetter. His research focuses on the organization of multi-robot systems in indoor environments focusing on communication and coordination. Besides theoretical research, application of theoretical work in a test bed of multiple robots is of major importance. He received his diploma degree at RWTH Aachen, Germany at the former Insitute of Communication Networks (ComNets) led by Bernhard Walke. Torsten Andre is founding member of the IEEE Student Branch Klagenfurt and served as its first Chair. He continues his efforts for the IEEE within the IEEE Austria Section as Executive Member and Student Branch Coordination officer.



by   -   November 5, 2014

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The Pionners Festival took place again this year at the Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria, bringing together startups and investors from all over the world to talk about entrepreneurship and future technologies. While last year’s robotics startups focused on home appliances, aiming to support elderly or handicapped people to organize their household, this year’s startups are set on fun, entertainment, and learning for the young and the young at heart.

by   -   November 14, 2013
Photo credit: Jan Nechvíle.
Photo credit: Jan Nechvíle.

Last month the Pioneers Festival took place in the Imperial Palace, Vienna, Austria. According to its website, the festival is Europe’s premium event for entrepreneurship and future technologies. Startups from 55 countries participated in a pitch competition, and the best startups got to present their ideas at the festival; these were companies working in robotics, but not specializing in industrial applications where robots are traditionally used.