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Open Lab – The IoT World and Us

In parallel to the research work conducted at our Institute, we aim at communicating results actively ​and audience-geared to the society. We also want to contribute to the popularization of latest technology, provide serious information and draw interest to our research areas. To this end, we plan to create an open space directly adjacent to our Connected Robotics Lab.

The Open Lab begins in the historical Bienert Villa. It is dedicated to the little ones as well as grown-ups living in and visiting Dresden. During our events as well as in our Learning Lab, visitors can​ enter into dialogs with the researchers and connect with the humans behind the technological innovations.

At the Open Lab, people will be introduced to the world of the Internet of Things (IoT), which is a network of devices that are connected to the Internet. The connectivity allows these things (vehicles, robots, sensors…) to interact and exchange data. As a first step, the visitors can learn about the context and the reasons for the growth of IoT usage in our everyday lives​. They can get information not only about the benefits and risks of IoT, but also about the necessity of an educated usage of any IoT technology. Then, with interactive stations and hands-on experiments, the visitors can familiarize themselves with IoT application fields like Industry 4.0 and technology assisted driving. In this context we would like to demonstrate why security, dependability and privacy aspects are key to the acceptance and success of IoT.