First episode: “Taktiles Internet mit Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion”

Prof. Frank H. P. Fitzek (Image: Jörg Simanowski)

In the first episode, everything revolves around the cooperation of humans and machines, in short: the tactile internet. Scientists from the CeTI Cluster (Center for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop), Dresden, talk about their research and visions: “When I’m at home in my old age and have trouble getting out of my chair, couldn’t my trousers help me stand up?” asks Prof. Frank H. P. Fitzek, for example.

At CeTI, experts from fields as diverse as electrical engineering, psychology, medicine, computer science and mechanical engineering are conducting joint research to explore the various possibilities of the tactile internet: Intelligent

Prof. Stefanie Speidel (Image: Jörg Simanowski)

clothing is intended to help people stay independent in old age, or to support them in learning new skills such asplaying the piano when they are young, for example. In the near future, it should be possible to send not only images and sound but also touches via the internet. Prof. Dr. Stefanie Speidel, a computer scientist who conducts research in the field of cancer surgery, also has her say in this episode. She is developing intelligent assistance systems and robot-assisted applications for the operating theatre to improve the chances of recovery for patients.

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