On October 11, 2023, a school class from Filderstadt, consisting of 25 students from the Physics and Natural Sciences and Technology advanced courses, participated in a workshop at Stuttgart City Hall. This workshop was part of the science exhibition "Simulated Reality", organized by the Cluster of Excellence SimTech of the University of Stuttgart in cooperation with the City of Stuttgart. The workshop was led by Robin Strässer and David Hambach Ferrer, both involved in a project for developing autonomous e-scooters at the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control supervised by Prof. Frank Allgöwer.
The students gained insights into the world of simulation and learned about its significance in various fields, particularly in combination with control engineering in research and technology.
One of the highlights was the presentation of an autonomous e-scooter and the demonstration of a corresponding prototype. The students had the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the challenges involved in the development of autonomous vehicles.
Following this, the students were divided into groups and tasked with addressing current challenges in the e-scooter project. They were provided with 3D-printed miniature e-scooters as models and developed solutions for the identified issues, which they presented at the end of the workshop.
The workshop provided the students with practical insights into the world of simulations and autonomous vehicles, allowing them to actively participate in a real research project. The students displayed great interest and enthusiasm, making the event an educational and inspiring experience.
We thank the organizers and workshop leaders who made this event possible.