There is a lot going on in Darmstadt on Saturday, September 16. At two events for citizens, the LOEWE Center emergenCITY will present research.

Project “SensorBlock” at the Lichtenbergblock on Rigerplatz

This year, for the first time, the City of Science Darmstadt is participating in the European Mobility Week as part of the city project “Heinerblocks”. From Saturday 16.09. to Friday 22.09. the city offers many actions and participation formats in the Lichtenbergblock to inspire citizens for alternative, sustainable and environmentally friendly forms of mobility, as well as to encourage the co-design of people- and climate-friendly neighborhoods.

The eventful week kicks off with the day of action “On site and together – Park(ing) Day Darmstadt” on September 16 from 12:00 to 18:00 in the Lichtenbergblock – with booths on Riegerplatz, Lichtenbergplatz and in Kaupstraße, where various institutions, initiatives and associations present themselves. In addition, actions are planned for neighborly togetherness and residents are invited to help shape and use the public space.

The “SensorBlock” project by emergenCITY is one of them. This is because emergenCITY’s research accompanies the activities around the city’s first Heinerblock in the Lichtenberg district. Via new sensor boxes on the streetlights, we want to measure what impact the transformation of the Lichtenbergblock has on air quality, noise and the use of urban space. Wireless testbeds will also be built in the boxes that our researchers can use to test novel and more resilient communication protocols on a large scale and in a realistic environment. We welcome any questions about the project at our booth on Riegerplatz.

More info on all European Mobility Week events here.

Rescue Robot Scout in the Wissenschaftsschloss

The Wissenschaftsschloss will be reopened and the Technical University invites citizens on September 16 from 14:00 to 21:30 to the festive opening ceremony and an extensive program. There will be dialogues with researchers, themed tours, lectures, presentations of exciting science, activities for children – and also the emergneCITY rescue robot Scout, which will do some laps around the castle.

We want to show our rescue robot Scout with its detection technology at the castle opening and are of course looking forward to questions about the technology and our research center. You can find us at booth no. 13 of the department of Computer Science.

More information about the castle opening here.