Laboratories

All our modern laboratories and workshops are equipped with the latest technology. They do not only enhance the learning experience of our students but also address the needs of industry. Often in collaboration with industrial and government organizations, our students and staff benefit from state-of-the-art equipment when developing and testing innovative solutions.

Media Labs

In our Media Labs students benefit from the latest technologies when working on their projects. They get familiar with virtual reality and augmented reality environments and can explore high-tech equipment like Virtual Reality-, Augmented Reality- und Mixed Reality glasses  like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive und Microsoft HoloLens. We also provide a VR motion platform and professional motion capture systems.

Psychology Labs

Our purpose-built laboratories are equipped with sophisticated research technologies to support teaching as well as the work of the research groups and individuals.

CIV Lab

Our Laboratory for Computational Intelligence and Visualization allows students to work in the fields of simulation, data visualization and artificial intelligence by using state-of -the-art equipment. We focus on Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning in the context of artificial intelligence but also examine scientific animations and 3D modelling processes in relation to laser scanners (indoor and outdoor) and drones.

E-Government Lab

Our E-Government Lab is an ideal place to cooperate with administration, industry or business representatives in developing modern information and communication technology to improve the quality and accessibility of public services, lower the costs for companies and public authorities and revolutionize the efficiency and transparency of administrative processes.

IoT Lab

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept in which sensors and actuators are interconnected and accessible remotely. It is becoming an increasingly important research field, as sensor costs decrease while the importance of data for decision-making increases. The IoT-Lab focuses on a number of research topics, such as low-power sensors, data-transmission technologies, resilient runtime environments and middleware software components as well as data analysis and data visualization tools. The lab facilities are routinely used for teaching subjects related to environmental monitoring, sensor development and control systems.

Drone Lab

Drones are becoming increasingly important professional as well as scientific tools. In order to stay competitive in such a fast-paced environment and to lead cutting-edge research, a drone-lab has been established at the university as a joint endeavour of Prof. Hartanto (Robotics) and Prof. Becker (Sensors). It allows rapid prototyping as well as the testing and deploying of new technologies. Physical interactions with drones, precise indoor and outdoor positioning, sophisticated sensor fusion for remote sensing and autonomous navigation (simultaneous localization and mapping, SLAM) are some of the core research areas of the lab.

EO Lab

The Earth Observation Lab covers all observational scales, from satellite via airborne remote sensing with drones and micro light aircrafts to ground-truthing with distributed wireless environmental sensor networks.Remote sensing data can be used for innumerable applications across a variety of academic disciplines. Key applications addressed by the EO-Lab include; precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, terrain modelling, soil analysis, structural health, civil engineering, surveying, and traffic analysis.

Lab3

Das Lab3-Konzept der Hochschule Rhein-Waal ist ein Zusammenschluss von drei neuen und spannenden Forschungsstätten des experimentellen wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens: das Earth Observation Labor, das Dronenlabor und das Internet of Things (IoT) Labor. Zwar unterscheiden sich die Labore in ihren Fachgebieten (Fernerkundung, Drohnentechnologie und Informationswissenschaften), agieren aber dennoch symbiotisch. Dabei steht der aktive Transfer von Wissen und Fähigkeiten zwischen den Fachgebieten sowie innerhalb der Hochschule im Vordergrund. Durch die enge Zusammenarbeit der Labore sind wir in der Lage, eine schnell agierende und fachübergreifende Umgebung für die Erforschung verschiedener Systeme und ihrer Wechselwirkungen zu schaffen, und können einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Nachhaltigkeit leisten.

Environment and Energy Labs

Our Environment and Energy laboratories are available for teaching activities, research projects, project activities as well as bachelor- and master theses. We offer a lab for electrochemistry and renewable energies, a lab for environmental monitoring, a lab for bioassays and ecological work and several chemistry labs including a microbiology lab (S2).