Field Trip at University of Hamburg: Expansion of Project Partnership and Exploration of Collaborative Research

TERAIS project team took part in another field trip this year. This time to the vibrant city of Hamburg. This trip was a fantastic opportunity for the project partners to come together, deepen the collaboration, and explore the rich research which the University of Hamburg has to offer.

One of the key components of the field trip was a hybrid-mode seminar on the Explainability and Robot Learning. This seminar brought together senior academics as well as younger researchers in order to present and discuss various topics related to machine learning methods, robotic learning, and computer vision. The seminar grouped students, project and scientific staff of the three partner universities in order to deepen their relationship and cooperation.

In addition to the seminar, the project team had the privilege of visiting cutting-edge laboratories and work stations in the University of Hamburg. The visit allowed partners and staff to first-hand witness the ground-breaking research at the University and further built on the research cooperation among the team members. Researchers from the University of Hamburg really took upon themselves the introduction of their impressive research and labs. The interactions with researchers and demonstrations of their work sparked new ideas and fostered a deeper understanding of the potential avenues for collaboration.

The field trip also served as a platform for project partners to hold internal project meetings, sharing updates on progress of the project, and project research. These project meetings have allowed us to discuss the progress made so far, address challenges, and strategize for the future. Personal face-to-face interactions strengthened our bonds and enabled fruitful discussions and cooperations on the research level that propelled TERAIS project forward. This trip positively endorsed exploration of opportunities for joint research initiatives, collaborative publications, and the exchange of resources and expertise.

Furthermore, the University of Hamburg team has also organised a series of presentations about the structure of their master’s program, their research and technology transfer as well as a presentation by the research management team about management of grants at the university level. These presentations have provided us with extensive knowledge about the establishment and system at one of the largest universities in Germany.

As we reflect on our field trip to Hamburg, we are grateful for the invaluable experiences and opportunities it provided. The city’s vibrant atmosphere, thriving research ecosystem of the University of Hamburg, innovative and explorative webinars, world-class lab visits, fruitful project meetings and fostering of research collaborations have undoubtedly enriched our project and brought us closer to achieving our goals. The connections established during the field trip laid the foundation for long-term partnerships that will continue to thrive beyond the scope of TERIAS project.

Stay tuned for updates on our ongoing research, collaborations, and the exciting outcomes that emerge from TERAIS project. Together, we are shaping the future of cognitive science research and AI research.