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Holding the hands of sick children virtually – result of a student research project

Two media informatics students at Saarland University have developed a technically enhanced cuddly toy and a high-tech glove. With their research, Anna Calmbach and Sophie Kunz want to offer seriously ill children the opportunity to be connected with their parents at a distance. The idea came about when they were looking for topics for their Bachelor’s theses. They will present their results at the “Interaction Design and Children” conference at Delft University.

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Tricking the brain: New dimensions of haptics in virtual reality

How can virtual reality (VR) be experienced haptically, i.e., through the sense of touch? This is one of the fundamental questions that modern VR research is investigating. Computer scientist André Zenner, who is based in Saarbrücken, Germany, has come a significant step closer to answering this question in his doctoral thesis – by inventing new devices and developing software-based techniques inspired by human perception. He has now been awarded the prestigious “Best Dissertation Award” at the world’s leading VR conference.

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Saarbrücker Forschungstage on Computer Science take place from June 5 to 7

At the Saarbrücken Computer Science Research Days, young computer science talents from all over Germany have the opportunity to take a first look at computer science studies and get to the bottom of current research questions together with students and scientists from Saarland University and the computer science institutes located at the site.

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Deepening the French-German Technology Partnership

Inria and DFKI extend their strategic partnership and add an innovation layer, in which Triathlon, DFKI, and Inria agree on cooperation in the field of startup development. Paris, May 22, 2024 — In a significant step towards intensifying the French-German technology partnership, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the leading French national institute for research in digital science and technology (Inria) have decided to extend their strategic Partnership for three more years.

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Open Day at Saarland University on 8 June

During the Open Day on Saturday, 8 June 2024, from 10 am – 4 pm, Saarland University will showcase its range of courses and numerous research topics to the general public. The partners at the Saarland Informatics Campus will also present the wide range of computer science topics in information events. Besides introductory talks on the degree programs, there will be info-booths and participation events from various institutions, such as the Computer Science Student Advisory Service, the student [...]

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