In order to make the BurgLabs as accessible as possible for students, we introduced the BurgLabs Residencies in the summer semester of 2021.
They are basically based on the principle of the Robolab Residencies from previous semesters. Students work on specific research tasks using design and planning methods.
A new feature of the BurgLabs residencies is the close connection with the research staff of the Labs. They are the ones who set the research and guidelines and mentor them professionally. The design work is supervised and accompanied by professors.
Through these residencies, the topics of the labs were successfully communicated to the student body. The participants have become acquainted with processes of practice based research and were able to try out interdisciplinary work. In doing so, they have been able to contribute to the research set by the lab staff.
And that is a good thing. The students are not auxiliaries, but develop their own approach to the topics in the labs. The researchers contribute their expertise, which is translated into projects by the students.
During the BurgLabs project period, Experimental Design Methods mostly collaborated with XLab for AI and Robotics.
The student works of the "Better AI Images" residencies became part of the Better Images of AI collection and are regularly used to illustrate international articles on artificial intelligence. The platform Better Images of AI is a repository of open source images of AI. It was initiated by XLab, The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, BBC and others.
Teaching Staff: Prof. Christian Zöllner, Prof. Mareike Gast, Prof. Matthias Görlich, Prof. Pablo Abend
Lab Staff: Alexa Steinbrück, Simon Maris, Ina Turinsky, Henning Francik
Students 2021: Max Gruber, Anton Grabolle, Yiyun Yang, Johannes Schellenberger
Students 2021/22: Anniek Timmernann, Johanna Schmidtke, Marianne Sellmaier, Pepe Nitz