The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science group has several lab and teaching facilities to support teaching and research. Some of them are described in some detail on this page.
Computer Science Teaching Hall
The Computer Science Teaching Hall (Research I, room 53) is a teaching hall which hosts more than 40 thin clients. This room is primarily used to teach first and second year programming labs. The hardware consists of two Sun Sparc Enterprise servers which serve the thin clients. The systems run the Solaris operating system. The login manager is configured in such a way that users can directly login to the CLAMV teaching lab machines running Linux.
Electrical Engineering Teaching Lab
Location: R1 51
The Network Lab (Research I, room 51) is used for computer network research and graduate teaching. It consists of several routers and switches plus several Linux based systems. The lab hosts several servers that provide among other things web and version control services for the EECS group. The networking lab also provides IPv6 connectivity for Jacobs University via the global IPv6 backbone of the German research network. It hosts two [PlanetLab] nodes and two [EmanicsLab] nodes.
Detailed information on the robotics labs can be found on http://robotics.iu-bremen.de. Below an overview is given.
Robot Prototyping Lab
Location: H1 51/52
The prototyping lab is equipped for the development of robots and robot components. It has several electronics workbenches, basic facilities for mechanical processing and assembly, as well as several PC workplaces for programming and experimenting with the various robots of IUB robotics. In addition to various sensors and mechatronic components, the lab features several mobile land robots and an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).
3D Locomotion and Sensing Test Arena
Location: H1 51/52
This testbed features a complex 3D obstacle course, which consists of a large overall floor-space distributed over many different floors. The arena is based on a high bay racking system, which allows a kind of cubic layout. The arena has a footprint of 5.60m by 4.70m and it is approximately 6m high. It has 3 main floors and several intermediate floors, which are all interconnected. The arena is mainly targeted for training and testing purposes in the context of Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics. It is hence equipped with a variety of obstacles related to disasters and accidents as well as components to simulate various features of human victims like according form, motion, sound or respiration.
Mobile Robot Test Arena
Location: H6 9-13
The second test arena provides a large collection of locomotion and sensing challenges that supplement the 3D arena. The mobile test arena is mainly organized in a flat, 2D fashion. It features according test elements like maze-like structures, but also some local 3D obstacles like ramps, stairs and elevated floors. It also offers a large collection of random step fields, i.e., test elements that realistically simulate various forms of ruble. This arena is suited for testing the whole range of approaches from tele-operated to fully autonomous robots.
Images from the Robotics Labs
|The Autonomous Underwater Robot.||Rescue Robots.|
|The 3D Arena.||The Mobility Arena.|
Nano Electronics Lab
Wireless Communications Lab