Have you ever wondered what our early stage researchers (ESRs) were are talking about when they mention optimised power management or what exactly perception sensors means? Have we ever used acronyms such as HDMM or BAGEL which just are not clear? Or have you ever wondered what the daily tasks or our ESRs are?
Our ESRs receive questions or are asked to explain parts of their research on a daily basis which may seem obvious to researchers in heavy duty machinery but for all us others can be overwhelming or difficult to follow. Based on this, the MORE ESRs have recorded the knowMORE series, a frequently asked question in video format answering the main FAQs they receive in an easy to follow way.
After an online version in 2020, the 13th International Fluid Power Conference (IFK) took place as an in-person event again this year in Aachen. Around 400 participants from industry and academia came together from June 13.-15. to discuss the latest developments in the hydraulics and pneumatics world. With a strong focus in this conference on heavy-duty mobile applications, David’s presentation on his work dealing with the electrified implements of a telehandler attracted many interested listeners and got a lot of positive resonance afterwards. David is looking forward to presenting further results of his studies on this at the next IEEE Global Fluid Power Society PhD Symposium in October.
The second annual MORE network event was organised by Örebro University in Sweden from the 18.-20. May 2022. During the annual network events the focus is to give all the MORE early stage researchers the opportunity their research results and work progress and to obtain valuable input from their supervisors, industrial collaborator and external experts.
The annual events are always combined with other activities, such as technical sessions about relevant topics, onsite visits as well as social networking activities. During this annual event, we received a lab tour through the AASS lab at Örebro Universtiy as well as a visit to Munktell Museum. Time was further devoted to the training of the MORE early stage researchers from partners within the network. This included sessions on Communication, dissemination and exploitation activities in MORE: As open as possible, as closed as necessary (Julia Götz, accelopment); Towards robot-, task- and environment-agnostic multi-robot fleet control (Federico Pecora, Associate Professor at Örebro University); and Ethics for Robotics & Automation (Masoumeh Mansouri, Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham).
We would like to thank Örebro University for hosting the meeting and for all participants for their active contributions and engagement during the meeting.