OecherLab - UrbANT meets residents in virtual reality

OecherLab Logo rgbIn order to find answers to the urban challenges of a digital future, the city of Aachen opened, together with the Chair of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering (IMA), cowork AG and dialego AG, the OecherLab in the Kapuziner Karree at the Alter Posthof. Under the slogan "Come in, experience and #join in!", Aachen residents, innovation drivers, business, city administration and politics will have a central meeting place for science and urban society. The OecherLab invites all citizens to get to know innovative concepts and prototypes in the field of digitalization and to collaborate on innovative solutions.

New online study on human robot interaction launched

A new online study as part of the UrbANT project has been launched. In this, test subjects will see a short clip of an interaction between a human and a delivery robot. Afterwards, they will be asked to evaluate this situation and answer further questions. The study in German-language will take a total of 10-15 minutes.

Digital Consortium Meeting - Project Month 12

Digital and virtual instead of a face-to-face meeting, the two-day consortium meeting to mark the first year of the project took place at BASt Together with the project management organisation of the VDI | VDE-IT, current developments were reviewed and legal aspects for the future approval and operation of autonomous micromobiles were discussed during a full-day workshop.

Design presentation

With the presentation of the exterior design, UrbANT gets its face for the first time. Together with the partners, ika's transportation designers have developed the design of the platform as well as the shopping, folding and parcel station hut structure over the last few months, which will be prepared for moulding in the coming months.

Ergonomics study

What should a hut structure for transporting our food for UrbANT look like? In a current user study, we are testing the ergonomics of two vehicle concepts developed as part of a final thesis at ika, while adhering to strict hygiene measures. For this purpose, the test persons load them in direct comparison with a shopping trolley. The results are reincorporated directly into the development of the shopping set-up.