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Unsorted plastic from general households at Vestforbrænding before sorting. Photo: Daniel Carl Hennings / Vestforbrænding.

2020.09.30 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Intelligent camera technology to revolutionise plastics recycling

A new research project is aiming to develop a camera-based separation system that can separate plastic waste according to type. The machine will be implemented at plastic recyclers, enabling the manufacturing industry to significantly increase the use of recycled plastics.

Marine robots can operate in inhospitable places where it can be both expensive and dangerous for people. They can open up fantastic opportunities in the vast uncharted areas below sea level. Photo: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Robotics Innovation Center.

2020.09.28 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

How do we design reliable AI for marine robots?

Intelligent marine robots open up a wide range of possibilities in the vast unknown areas below sea level, covering more than 70 per cent of the surface of the Earth. However, we need reliable artificial intelligence if robots are to operate on their own. A new EU-funded project will address this problem.

The new research and demonstration laboratory, the AU Digital Transformation Lab, will be located at Innovest in Skjern. Photo: Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality

2020.09.23 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

New collaboration project will help companies in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality catch the digital transformation wave

A large-scale industrial and academic collaboration project between Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality and Aarhus University is 'a huge opportunity', says the mayor of the municipality, who welcomes the new initiative.

Associate Professor Jakob Juul Larsen is one of the recipients of Villum Experiment funds. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2020.09.23 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major grants to bold engineering projects

Nine researchers at Aarhus University have received foundation grants from the Villum Experiment Programme under the Villum Foundation for their daring and innovative projects. The Villum Experiment Programme donates money for ‘bold ideas for research’.

Engineers hope to use a statistical tool to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in the pharmaceuticals industry. The aim is to find alternative chemical compounds with a sustainable profile. The photo shows Steffen Gralert Sveegaard from Aarhus University School of Engineering. (Photo: Lars Kruse)Steffen Gralert Sveegaard has carried out the first scientific experiments to produce sustainable blood pressure medicine in a pilot reactor at Aarhus University School of Engineering, Aarhus University. (Photo: Lars Kruse)

2020.09.08 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Engineers pave the way for more sustainable medicine

Using an advanced statistical tool, engineers can identify new chemicals to replace problematic substances in the pharmaceuticals industry. They have just completed their first scientific studies with blood pressure medicine, and the results are promising.

23-year-old Clara Mouritsen is one of the many new female students on the Bachelor of Engineering programme in software technology. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.
As a precaution, student advisers wore facemasks when they greeted the new engineering students. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU.
Anders Graves Perregaard is 21 years old and he is looking forward to starting his three-year programme in mechanical engineering. It is an entirely new programme and it has been fully booked from the first day. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2020.09.02 | Education

1,100 new engineering students have had their first day at school

There have never been as many new engineering students at Aarhus University. Around 1,100 new students started their orientation this week on either a BSc or BA in engineering degree programme at AU Engineering. This is an increase of 18 per cent on last year.