The goal of the "Embedded Systems" group is the research with international visible results and its integration into the currently ongoing teaching (lectures, seminars, projects, and applied exercises). The conceptual work is supplemented by application-related projects, to show and prove the practical usability of the developed methods. Embedded systems are mainly researched on two different levels:
- Internet of Things: Systems are being considered, that composed of a great number of autonomous embedded devices to a bigger overall system, particularly the so called Internet of Things. In the Internet of Things billions of embedded devices are interconnected into a world-wide network, similarly to the "classical" Internet. Other interessting areas of research are e.g. "Cyber-Physical Systems" and the "Industry 4.0", whereas these systems are normally restricted to a local site, e.g. a factory.
- Adaptive embedded Systems: Devices are being researched, who are able to adapt their behaviour and form to their current environmental situation. These adaptive embedded devices, consisting of different electrical components, are combined to a single system, which is recognized by a user only as one single unit or entity. Examples for these are: medical devices, intelligent clothing, as well as application in expressive art. Mobile systems on the basis of existing robotic plattforms are considered, yet these are not a specific focus of this groups current research.
Cancellation of Self-Organising Embedded Systems
The lectures and exercises for the subject Self-Organising Embedded Systems (compulsory subject in the degree course ISE M.Sc. Embedded Systems Engineering) are no longer offered. Repeat exams are still possible.