Events to highlight the latest in digital research and innovation

Events to highlight the latest in digital research and innovation

Blog, Events
With a new series of online events under the headline “Live from behind the walls”, the new Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Aarhus University plans to showcase activities in the academic fields of software and digital technology in terms of research and innovation. "Live from behind the walls" presents a platform where AU researchers and research project partners from industry and academia can present their work. Potentially, students can also present their projects. The format is a two-hour online event with presentations of 10–20 mins. ORBIT Lab organizes the events. Bridging the gap between industry and academia Professor, Peter Gorm Larsen, who is also the newly appointed head of the software and computing systems section at the Department of ECE, is behind the concept. He hopes to…
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New AI and robotics devices in ORBIT Lab

New AI and robotics devices in ORBIT Lab

Blog, Uncategorised
Through the fall semester, our Lab Manager, Søren, has been busy browsing the web for new interesting gadgets to give you better opportunities to gain hand-on experience with technologies in the fields of AI, computer vision and robotics. These devices are available for student projects or if you want to do some experimenting on your own to learn more about these fields. Below, you can read about some of our new devices – most of them have already been added to the ORBIT Resource management system, ORMS.  Google Coral Coral is a complete toolkit that can be used to build products with local AI. The on-device inferencing capabilities allow you to build products that are efficient, private, fast and offline. Read more about Google Coral. Nvidia Jetson Nano NVIDIA® Jetson…
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Testing in Angular

Testing in Angular

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Lately, we have been using Angular as our main framework for developing single-page applications (SPA) in ORBIT Lab, so in this blogpost I will try to sum up my experiences and hopefully, in the process, create a guide with some examples of the different methods for testing components, services, templates and routes.  Angular itself has complete documentation on how to build and structure your application in https://angular.io/docs. The documentation is easy to navigate, read and follow. It includes mainly good examples. They have also written a lot about testing https://angular.io/guide/testing, but in my opinion, it was hard to use this documentation directly in an attempt to do TDD (test-driven development) when building a SPA. So here is my attempt to make it easier.  TDD This is not a post about…
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Toitware finds collaborators in the ORBIT Lab Community

Toitware finds collaborators in the ORBIT Lab Community

Blog, Stories, Uncategorised
[caption id="attachment_3682" align="alignleft" width="4608"] Toitware Online Hackathon, November 2020.[/caption] – A story of the collaboration between an Aarhus University tech and innovation hub and a tech startup. The Aarhus-based tech startup, Toitware, is an example of a startup that truly understands how to explore the potential of collaborating with the local startup ecosystem and student environments at AU. In ORBIT Lab, Toitware has found a community of tech-minded people who are eager to learn about new technologies and programming languages and happy to provide valuable feedback. Highlights in the history of a partnership Since ORBIT Lab’s official opening in 2017, Toitware’s CEO and co-founder, Kasper Verdich Lund, has been an active part of the ORBIT Lab Community. Back then, he was a Software Engineer at Google – one of ORBIT Lab’s…
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From student startup in ORBIT Lab to full-time tech startup: Consibio’s entrepreneurial journey continues in Incuba

From student startup in ORBIT Lab to full-time tech startup: Consibio’s entrepreneurial journey continues in Incuba

Stories, Uncategorised
[caption id="attachment_3464" align="alignnone" width="1000"] In the event of the 200th anniversary of H.C. Ørsted's discovery of electromagnetism, Consibio was selected to represent AU's entrepreneurs at the official opening event, where they also had the opportunity to tell HRH Crown Prince Frederik about their company.Photo: Mikal Schlosser / HCØ2020[/caption] The three founders of the student startup, Consibio, have all completed their studies and can now call themselves Civil Engineers in Chemistry and Biotechnology from Aarhus University. Since they started their company, they have been part of the incubation environment in ORBIT Lab at AU School of Engineering. Now, they are ready for the next step in their entrepreneurial journey as a part of Incuba, Navitas.  The company was founded in 2017, and since then the three founders have been part of…
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Android Debugging

Android Debugging

Blog, Learning Resources
– A guide to debugging applications with Android Studio and common sense   1. Introduction As we all know, the world is on the other end because of a pandemic. This has forced the majority of us to work from home. As a student, you most likely have multiple courses during a semester, and some of these courses may or may not include assignments where you need to write code. There are often some challenges that you will face when taking a course that requires you to not only learn about new concepts and methodologies but also require you to learn a new programming language on top of all that. This is a challenge and most people will run into some kind of problems while trying to solve problems using…
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Is there a secret sauce for working remotely?

Is there a secret sauce for working remotely?

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[caption id="attachment_3101" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Credit: GitLab[/caption] – While we all adjust to a new reality People all over the world have been forced to work remotely, and even though most of us have tried working from home a couple of days here and there in the past, the transition to all-remote work can seem daunting. Most of us are currently facing a new reality, but for some companies, remote work is how they work, and they love it! For example, the company GitLab has more than 1.200 employees – all working remotely.  Fortunately for us, they don’t mind sharing secrets on how they built a billion-dollar company from home offices across the globe (56 countries to be exact). Check out GitLab’s All Remote Guide here. Other examples of companies that…
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Winners of The Orbies, Winter 2020

Winners of The Orbies, Winter 2020

Events, Uncategorised
Thursday, February 6th, for the 5th time, our ORBIT Lab community and collaborators came together to celebrate and be inspired by the awesome and innovative projects at The Orbies, Winter 2020. Students, researchers, industry experts and tech startup leaders experienced a wide range of techy products and prototypes ranging from autonomous drone delivery systems, over distributed machine learning solutions for image processing to new keyboard technology for hand-impaired users. Groups with projects ranging from recent startup ideas to Master Thesis projects competed to win the prestigious golden Orbies Statuettes. A highly skilled and high-profile Panel of Judges made up of industry experts and researchers awarded five of the best projects with statuettes in five categories. Otto Bjerg Hausgaard from Vækstfonden (The Danish State’s Investment Fund) and member of the Panel…
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The 5th Round of The Orbies

The 5th Round of The Orbies

Events
[caption id="attachment_2965" align="alignnone" width="1200"] The Panel of Judges from left to right: Kim Dyrholm Kristiansen, Tiare Feuchtner, Christian Melchior, Otto Bjerg Hausgaard, Kresten Krab Thorup and Linda Lawton.[/caption] Thursday, February 6th, for the 5th time, our ORBIT Lab community and collaborators came together to celebrate and be inspired by the awesome and innovative projects at The Orbies, Winter 2020. Students, researchers, industry experts and tech startup leaders experienced a wide range of techy products and prototypes ranging from autonomous drone delivery systems, over distributed machine learning solutions for image processing to new keyboard technology for hand-impaired users. Groups with projects ranging from recent startup ideas to Master Thesis projects competed to win the prestigious golden Orbies Statuettes. A highly skilled and high-profile Panel of Judges made up of industry experts…
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Report from GOTO Copenhagen 2019

Report from GOTO Copenhagen 2019

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[caption id="attachment_2694" align="alignnone" width="4032"] Malthe and Kristoffer, two of the other ORBIT'ers attending GOTO. Photo: Brian Vestergaard Danielsen[/caption] ORBIT Lab’s Software Engineer, Brian, was lucky enough to get a ticket for GOTO Copenhagen 2019, which took place in the Bella Center from 18th–20th of November. Apart from being a great place to meet new, interesting people and to catch up with old friends and colleagues the conference was packed with inspiring tech talks on topics ranging from quantum computing, security and ethics, psychology and straight-up nerdy developer stuff such as programming, software architecture and the latest and greatest features in frameworks that developers use on a daily basis. Below, you can read his account of some of the talks he found most interesting. Space shuttle Stephen Carter from Cranfield University…
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