June in Hanover and the CeBIT tech fair is in town.
The chance for hundreds of thousands of people to browse the latest developments in technology up close and personal.
This might look like an expensive entertainment system but actually it’s an innovative device in medical science.
Designed by the Fraunhofer company, it works by augmenting the reality the wearer perceives through the glasses, allowing surgeons to navigate through the skin more accurately.
The principle is for melanoma, for skin cancer patients, you want to know where the closest lymph node is and it has to be removed for further examination.
Using ICG which is in fluorescent dye that is injected close to the tumor, we make the lymph node visible.
And using IR infrared cameras, we can see them and further process this information.
The marriage of artificial intelligence with robotics is also a key element at this year’s fair, specifically where it concerns transport.
Recent court decisions in Germany have suggested diesel bands in city centres might soon be in force to combat pollution,
which is why e.GO has designed this prototypical vehicle for passengers which can be driven, but can also learn from its environment to drive itself.
You know, you can call and move with your app, with your smartphone to pick up at some place and bring you to another place, so you don’t need any other cars, let’s say in the, in the city.
But innovative use of AI is not specific to public transport systems.
With this concept car, Audi believes it’s blazing a trail for other manufacturers, part of what it calls its fourth level of autonomous driving.
You can really completely lean back at the driver, so it can be Lane Assist and stuff, so it can carry on, can drive, can steer by itself, can park itself,
can also go, for example, it’s got kind of drop-off zone, so you stay in the garage and say ’OK, I’m leaving the car, searching your parking area, get cleaned, doing, buying stuff and we’ll be back at 5 p.m. to pick me up.’
So, autonomous mobility is clearly a buzzword for automotive industry at this year’s CeBIT, using the technology of today combined with the promise of what’s coming down the road tomorrow.
And that in essence is what the CeBIT fair is all about.