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Associate Professor Qi Zhang is leading the group, which has developed a new way of compressing data. The new grant will provide a framework for an end-to-end solution that could have a major impact on the so-called data tsunami, caused by exponential growth in IoT devices. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2020.08.27 | Department of Engineering

Danish researchers invent a new way to compress data

A new project, supported by Independent Research Fund Denmark, will make it possible to read data directly from compressed IoT data. The project is being headed by researchers from Aarhus University and it is a collaboration with, among others, MIT and Boston University.

Wednesday 26 August 2020 was the first day for 1,131 new students at Technical Sciences. Photo: Christina Troelsen 
The new students were welcomed by student advisers and shown around the premises. These are engineering students at Navitas. Photo: Christina Troelsen
The introduction days offered, as usual, various ice-breaker activities to get to know each other. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo
To allow for compliance with social distancing requirements, large tents have been set up in several places for some of the introductory activities as well as for autumn semester teaching. Photo: Lars Kruse.
There are various notices and other markings in rooms and buildings to guide students and others about social distancing, keeping to the right and avoiding bottlenecks and crowds. Photo: Christina Troelsen

2020.08.31 | Faculty of Technical Sciences

Welcome to new students

This year, Technical Sciences welcomes 1,131 new students on the engineering degree programmes and agrobiology. Due to corona, orientation days are a little different than usual, and yet still the same.

Professor Jørgen E Olesen. (Photo: AU)

2020.08.24 | Department of Agroecology

Professor to join expert panel for citizens’ council on the green transition

A citizen's council is to be set up with 99 randomly selected Danish citizens as part of the government's new climate legislation. Professor Jørgen E. Olesen from AU is to join the expert panel that will validate the topics that the citizens' council is to address.

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.

2020.08.07 | Department of 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…