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6GEM@INTERSCHUTZ 2022: Demonstrating the potential of the future Rescue Robotics Metaverse

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CNI presents the 6GEM vision of future immersive control of robots in rescue missions by first responders on the DRZ booth at INTERSCHUTZ 2022.

Within the German research hub on 6G, 6GEM, TU Dortmund/CNI contributes to the development of future mobile networks of the 6th generation. Those 6G networks are expected to be introduced after 2030. Within the 6GEM test field rescue robotics such future technologies shall be validated in specifically challenging application environments. At INTERSCHUTZ 2022, CNI shows one of its legged robots in conjunction with a 360 degree video transmission as well as additional sensor streams (see picture taken at the DRZ booth at INTERSCHUTZ 2022). By viewing the high definition video stream of an incident scene from a safe distance, first reponders gain detailed immersive situational awareness and are enabled to guide the robot to the areas of interest without endangering humans. 

In order to gain better insight from practioners in the concrete requirements of the area of rescue robotics and desaster management, a questionnaire has been launched on the occasion of INTERSCHUTZ 2022. Participants of INTERSCHUTZ 2022 but also any other stakeholders of the first responder domain are invited to provide there view on the requirements of future wireless communication systems:  Link to questionnaire "Shaping the future of mobile communications: Requirements of First Responders".

In addition to its 6GEM show case, TU Dortmund/CNI supports the presentation of various research projects, which focus on the improvement of technical support of rescue personnel:

TU Dortmund thankfully acknowledges the support by the Federal Ministry for Research (BMBF) for the projects 6GEM, A-DRZ and CELIDON.

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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