The goal of this project is the simulation of an autonomous deep-space mission for asteroid mining. The retrieval of valuable resources available on asteroids is essential for future space missions.

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The goal of the mission "Enceladus Explorer" is the autonomous navigation of a subsurface melting probe through deep ice to search for extraterrestrial life on Saturn's moon Enceladus.


The goal of the mission "Enceladus Explorer" is the autonomous navigation of a subsurface melting probe through deep ice to search for extraterrestrial life on Saturn's moon Enceladus. As a first step, the probe will collect a clean in-situ sample of an isolated subglacial sea in Antarctica. Autonomous navigation through such unknown and GPS-denied environments is a challenging task, especially for current technical systems. In contrast, biological systems are very well adapted to handling uncertain, incomplete and unexpected information. Therefore our aim is to use bio-inspired multi-sensor fusion approaches as well as cognitively motivated strategies for an autonomous navigation solution. The project is a collabration with other universities and is funded by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR).

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weorient - Sensorimotor navigation assistance for people with dementia impairments

The goal of this research project is to develop a technical assistance system tailored to the highly specific deficits in the domain of spatial cognition of people with mild cognitive impairments and dementia.


 

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weorient - Sensorimotor navigation assistance for people with dementia impairments

The goal of this research project is to develop a technical assistance system tailored to the highly specific deficits in the domain of spatial cognition of people with mild cognitive impairments and dementia.

The assistive technology aims at preventing the loss of spatial orientation, allowing for prolonged autonomy and a more independent life. Espescially people with Alzheimer's disease often show very specific impairments in the early stages of the disease, with spatial orientation in particular. Considering these problems, a landmark-based navigation will be developed in this assistance system using cognitive strategies of sensorimotor spatial orientation as well as including autobiographical important routes and landmarks. In addition, the system involves the user's emotional state, which allows for a more plausible user interaction and more appropriate assistive functions.

This project is a preliminary scientific project. Funding is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

 

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Basierend auf einer integrierten Repräsentation sensorischer Features und Motoraktionen (SFB TR 8 Spatial Cognition / A5-[ActionSpace])
Unser Ziel ist die Entwicklung einer hierarchischen sensomotorischen Repräsentation und ihrer Anwendung in einem biologieinspirierten System zur Selbstlokalisierung und räumlichen Navigation. Die sensomotorische Repräsentation ist motiviert durch den menschlichen Aktionswahrnehmungszyklus und dessen Zusammenspiel mit der Verarbeitung sensorischer Informationen und zielgerichteter Motorik.

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The project, which is funded by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) was a cooperation of the Institute of Cognitve Neuroinformatics, the Bremer Heimstiftung, the Bremer Kontor GmbH, and FORUM Huebner, Karsten & Partner.


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The project, which is funded by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) was a cooperation of the Institute of Cognitve Neuroinformatics, the Bremer Heimstiftung, the Bremer Kontor GmbH, and FORUM Huebner, Karsten & Partner.

A subgoal of the project was the development of an autonomous fall-detection system for bathrooms. The developed system monitors the bathroom using two types of sensors, performs data-fusion and evaluates the combined data in real-time. If a fall is detected, the system makes an emergency call using the in-house emergency system.

During the project lifetime the system was developed and prototypically installed into four apartments in the "Village Arbergen“.

 

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The goal of SHARE-it is to develop a scalable, adaptive system of add-ons to sensor and assistive technology so that they can be modularly integrated into an intelligent home environment to enhance the individual's autonomy.


The goal of SHARE-it is to develop a scalable, adaptive system of add-ons to sensor and assistive technology so that they can be modularly integrated into an intelligent home environment to enhance the individual's autonomy.

The system will be designed to inform and assist the user and his/her caregivers through monitoring and mobility help. Thus, we plan to contribute to the development of the next generation of assistive devices for older persons or people with disabilities so that they can be self-dependent as long as possible. We focus on add-ons to be compatible with existing technologies and to achieve an easier integration into existing systems.

We also aim at adaptive systems as transparent, and consequently, easy to use to the person as possible. Scalability is meant to include or remove devices from the system in a simple, intuitive way. At Universität Bremen, the work in SHARE-it concentrates on the development of an adaptive biosensor-based cognitive assistance module and a cognitive performance model as a basis for interaction models tailored to individual users' requirements

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