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The research group AiR (Artificial Intelligence in Robotics) at Aarhus University is working on designing a fully autonomous drone which can beat the best human pilot in a race, using sophisticated AI techniques. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2020.08.06 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fast & furious: Autonomous drone racing raises the bar for artificial intelligence

Today, drones can autonomously carry out various tasks with zero or minimum involvement by human operators. However, they need to fly as slow as possible to sense their environment and plan future actions. But what if drones need to fly fast like in a manual drone race where speed, agility, and performance are paramount? A team of researchers from…

A new test bench will make it possible to measure the impact of forces on the giant wind turbines of the future and simulate their wear and lifecycle. (Photo: Colourbox).
The Danish company, R&D Test Systems, is behind one of today's largest and most advanced test benches for wind turbines. The test bench weighs 4,000 tonnes, has a 1,500 m2 concrete foundation, and contains 200 tonnes of reinforced steel. It is currently at the Lindø Offshore Renewables Center (LORC). (Photo: R&D Test Systems)

2020.08.12 | AU Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Danish engineers to build the world's largest test bench for wind turbines

A huge test bench for nacelles will make it possible to build even bigger wind turbines in the future.

More and more people want to be software engineers, and the trend is not just for men. The number of women who have applied for admission to the software engineer educations at AU has almost doubled from 2019 to 2020. Photo: Jesper Bruun
The number of places offered on engineering programmes in software technology and computer engineering since 2013 has increased steadily.

2020.07.31 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Surge in the number of women looking to be a software engineer

Engineering degree programmes in software and computer engineering at Aarhus University are more popular than ever before. And the number of women who have been offered a place has doubled in just one year.

The project will allow for a brand-new manufacturing model, which will enable companies to implement profitable on-demand production of even very specialised products. Here, Professor Peter Gorm Larsen. Photo: AU Foto.

2020.07.29 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

DIGITbrain project has started: Major innovation project will help SMEs join the digitalisation wave

The Horizon 2020-funded innovation project, DIGITbrain, has started, and the plan is for small and medium-sized manufacturing companies from all over Europe to benefit from AI-based on-demand production.

Overall, the engineering degree programmes at Aarhus University have 18% more places than last year. Photo: AU Foto / Jesper Bruun.

2020.07.28 | AU Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

New engineering degree programme fully booked

Mechanical engineering has become popular at Aarhus University, and the new Bachelor's programme of the same name has attracted more than there’s room for. This year, mechanical engineering is the most popular Bachelor of Engineering programme. Overall, engineering degree programmes are up 18% on last year.

The final project aims at creating a balloon of 330 x 330 metres buried under a maximum of 25 metres of soil that will be raised by up to 14 metres when the balloon is filled up. This will store 230 MWh. Photo: AU Foto.

2020.07.19 | AU Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Aarhus University to build a test facility for technology that can store wind energy in ‘water balloons’

With a grant of almost DKK 5 million from the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme, EUDP, under Danish Energy Agency, work is about to begin on building a 100 sqm test facility to demonstrate new technology that stores green surplus energy in giant underground water balloons.

Associate Professor Anders Feilberg is heading the part of the project under Aarhus University. He believes, that the new invention will lead to agriculture successfully reducing its climate and environmental impacts in an easy and efficient manner. Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU Foto.

2020.07.14 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

New technology can significantly reduce ammonia and methane emissions from agriculture

A Danish research team has invented a natural additive for livestock manure to reduce emissions of various gases from the manure, for example the greenhouse gas methane.

"The building management team have the greatest influence on efficiency, and thereby on how much money is earned. And the way you increase efficiency is by using the methods, tools and knowledge that already exist," says Hasse Neve (right) who, together with Professor Søren Wandahl (left) and others, is behind the new research that shows how to change productivity development in the construction industry. Photo: Anders Trærup

2020.07.10 | AU Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Construction: How to turn 36 seconds into USD 5.4 billion

A team of researchers from Aarhus University have, for the first time ever, linked 40 years of productivity data from the construction industry with the actual work done. The results show that productivity in the construction industry has been declining since the 1970s. The results also explain the decline and how to achieve far more efficient…

In 2020, more young people have an engineering degree programme as their first choice. Jens Villadsen has completed his first year of MScENG in Computer Engineering, which is among the most popular degree programmes this year together with BScENG in Software Technology. (Photo: Melissa Yildirim)

2020.07.09 | AU Engineering

More people want to study engineering at Aarhus University

More young people have applied for an engineering programme at Aarhus University. Particularly the five-year MScEng programmes have received more applicants.

"Generally speaking, the whole initiative is about inspiring and engaging young people in the natural sciences. Remember that we can only solve this crucial problem for mankind through scientific and technical research and development," says Assistant Professor Thomas Tørring from Aarhus University. Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU Foto.

2020.06.26 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Massive grant brings upper secondary school students into the fight against antibiotic resistance

Danish upper-secondary school students can now try their hand at scientific research and perhaps even help in a discovery that could have a major impact on millions of people all over the world. A grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation has given Aarhus University the opportunity to let school students take part in important research to find new…

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