CSAI Represented at MindLabs Official Opening
At the opening of MindLabs, after a welcome by Tilburg Mayor, Theo Weterings, visitors were invited for a tour along five knowledge stations demonstrating the research that takes place at MindLabs. Tilburg University presented the five MasterMinds projects together with its (business) partners.
During the opening event of MindLabs, approximately 250 people attended, among which representatives from all MindLabs partners, representatives of the government, and more.
After a welcome by Tilburg Mayor, Theo Weterings, visitors were invited for a tour along five knowledge stations demonstrating the research that takes place at MindLabs. Tilburg University presented the five MasterMinds projects together with its (business) partners. The MasterMinds project, led by prof. dr. Max Louwerse, consists of five innovative research projects in which 15 partners are working together to develop breakthroughs with the help of AI technology.
In the Gaming Lab, Gianluca Guglielmo, MSc, presented his research about complex decision making processes in logistics using serious games, together with partners The Barn (Bas van Nuland), who developed the game, The Port of Rotterdam (Annemieke Hol-van Besemer) and Fontys IT (Olaf Janssen).
In the VR-lab, Mohammad Ali Mousavi, MSc, presented his research about the effectiveness of virtual reality training in engineering and maintenance tasks. He showed the audience the performed experiments at MasterMinds partner Actemium. In addition, Luuk Schepers, from partner Marel, demonstrated their training simulation during which the audience was able to experience using a VR-headset.
In the Brain & Behavior Lab, Evy van Weelden, MSc, explained about her research which focuses on neurophysiology, virtual reality and aerospace, a project with the Royal Netherlands Air Force and multiSIM. She demonstrated multiSIM’s virtual flight simulation and the audience was invited to experience flying through aerospace themselves.
Laduona Dai, MSc, gave a presentation about his research on virtual humans in education, together with partners Zwijsen (Femke van der Lecq & Natasja Corver), Spacebuzz (Janine Geijsen) and Fontys IT (Olaf Janssen). Laduona also demonstrated, using VR headsets, a 360° virtual environment in which an astronaut teaches about space.
In one of Tilburg University's college rooms, Niloy Purkait, MSc, together with Johan Ringeling from Interpolis, gave a presentation about the research on predicting behavior using data science, and the goal to be able to communicate to specific groups which are more prone to specific risks.
Besides presenting the different MasterMinds projects, Tilburg University was also given the opportunity to present the Robotics Lab by lab coordinators dr. Giacomo Spigler and dr. Murat Kirtay. As part of the research in the Brain Behavior Lab dr. Myrthe Faber and dr. Andrew Reid presented their project with Veilig Verkeer Nederland about driver mind-wandering.
The event was very interesting and interactive, where Tilburg University was able to show the great range of innovative research being undertaken!
Watch an introduction to the MasterMinds project: