The TU Eindhoven soccer robot team will be defending its world title from 27 to 30 July at the RoboCup in Nagoya, Japan.
Yet this is not only about games and sports competition, it is also pushing the frontiers of innovation in autonomous driving and medical surgery.
Radio4Brainport interviews a big fan of the Robocup and the Tech United team from Eindhoven: Prof. Maarten Steinbuch.
RoboCup is the world championschip for intelligent robots in different disciplines, with almost 4000 participants from 40 countries. If Tech United gets to the final, it will be the tenth time in a row. And if the fully autonomous Eindhoven soccer robots win, it will be their fourth world title. In the ‘help-at-home’ category, the TU/e team hopes its robots will be able to bring home a first world title after second and third places at previous tournaments.
Did you already hear our test transmissions on Channel 8A of the DAB+ band? In a joint project with local radio stations in the region, we are launching DAB+.
From the news desk of Eindhovennews.com
Eindhoven Airport saw 32% more passengers. In 2017 the number of flights is expected to increase by 5000.
A new “”Albert Heijn Urban”‘ convenience shop will open in the Eindhoven Vershal “”Het Veem”” at the end of the year.
Albert Heijn’s ‘Urban’ stores are a new concept. These are larger than the “”AH To Go””, but not as big as typical supermarket”, In particular the choice of different brands for the same product is smaller. “People often still had to go for a supermarket after a visit [to the food hall], but will not be the case anymore.
Korein Kinderplein and De Ontdekfabriek team up to offer a summerschool for children who speak little to no Dutch at home. The summer school will run for six days every three weeks. A total of 370 children will participate in the program, including junior and senior groups from ‘t Startblok primary school.
Philips Lighting reported second quarter sales of 1.7 billion and operational profitability of 10.2% CEO Eric Rondolat is pleased that LED, Professional and Home businesses posted solid operating margin increases, while Lamps maintained its high level of profitability,” Lighting is cautious given global economic uncertainty, but expresses confidence that it will return to positive comparable sales growth in the course of this year.
The Innovative extreme UV wafersteppers of ASML are doing well. The company presented a 250 watt laser that for then the negine behind the production of > 125 wafers per hour. ASML presenteted excellebt qunaterly results, mainly due to an increased demand for chipmachine in the memory IC markets. Analysist confirm strong growth in the market for digital ICs’, yet warn that this market may experience a severe dip in 2019.
The Eindhoven News of this week, directly from the studio of Radio 4 Brainport. Thanks to Eindhovennews.com and Studio040. Play the audio file by clicking on the soundcloud image
Studio Brainport is a weekly program in Dutch that we co-create with Studio040. An English version can be heard in the programs of radio4brainport.org
In de aflevering van deze week was Prof. Maarten Steinbuch te gast. Hij kijkt vooruit over hoe we in de toekomst kunnen leren als je technische feitenkennis rechtstreeks naar ons brein kunt oploaden. Kun je dan inzicht en inventiviteit meteen ook meegeven of blijft het leggen van verbanden tussen feiten en technieken toch een kwestie van eigen ervaring en een echte menselijke gave?
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