The University of Groningen and research institute INCAS³ signed an agreement for joint research in the field of sensor systems. Within the framework of this agreement an honorary chair on cognitive sensor systems will be established.
The cognitive sensor systems chair focusses on turning data into information by learning from humans functioning in open environments. This means designing methods and systems that are capable of learning, that are aware of their situation and that can be handled by experts as well as laymen.
Prof. Sibrand Poppema, president of the University of Groningen: “Sensor technology is one of the focus areas within the North of the Netherlands and enabling for almost any application and research field. Through the collaboration with INCAS³ we will extend our high ranking research into challenging application fields, like healthcare and energy.”
“Within the international scientific community there is a tremendous amount of knowledge on sensor systems”, adds Heinrich Wörtche, scientific director of INCAS³. “However, this knowledge originates primarily from mono-disciplinary research focusing on specific applications in typical laboratory environments. Demands by society and industry commonly opt for broad applicability in living environments, requiring a wide range of disciplines and, thus, cannot be solved directly by an academic group. Within its multidisciplinary research programs, INCAS³ enhances the available scientific knowledge to solve societal and industrial challenges.”The University of Groningen already collaborates with INCAS³ in a number of fields, among which the interregional project SmartBot; a German-Dutch research program with a volume of over eight million euro focused on the development of intelligent robot systems.
INCAS³ is an independent, non-profit research institute founded in 2008 to create a bridge between basic knowledge and the practical applicability of sensor systems. INCAS³ focuses on the reliability, reduction of energy usage and the applicability of sensor systems in open environments. The research is carried out on its premises in Assen by doctoral students, postdocs and senior scientists in combination with a team of excellent engineers. INCAS³ is co-financed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Province of Drenthe, the European Fund for Regional Development and the Municipality of Assen.
Note for the editor
Contact person: Yvonne van den Berg Communications Officer, INCAS³, phone +31 (0)592 860000, e-mail: yvonnevandenberg incas3.eu
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