In the research project ASSAM (Assistants for Safe Mobility) the DFKI research department Cyber-Physical Systems developed assistance systems in an international consortium, which help seniors to compensate for physical and cognitive impairments and deficits.
Approximate computing (AC) exploits the capability of many applications to tolerate a certain level of inexactness in computations. Because the result does not have to be precise, a much better degree of efficiency can be reached. The project MANIAC aims to optimize algorithms for approximate computing on the basis of binary decision diagrams.
What are lectures in technical computer science about? How does research in chip design work? This animation video shows how these two fields cooperate and which challenges occur with circuit and system design.
Coding plays an important role in communication since the beginning of writing. But how do you code messages using only the digits 0 and 1? And how can you protect these encoded messages from errors and distortion? In the following video Prof. Rolf Drechsler deals with these questions.
High performance with low power? How can energy consumption in electric components be reduced? In this video Prof. Rolf Drechsler gives more information about Low Power Design.
In the 1960s Gordon Moore, one of Intel’s founders, predicted that the number of transistors in computer chips would increase exponentially. This prediction became known as Moore’s law. Prof. Rolf Drechsler provides an insight into the present and future opportunities.
There is a large variety of architects: those who construct buildings, landscape architects, or interior architects. But what exactly does a computer architect do? In the following video Prof. Rolf Drechsler explains.
Which are the essential criteria when constructing a PC? What is logic synthesis, and how does it work? These and other interesting questions are answered in the following video by Prof. Rolf Drechsler.