UPLINX – Qualification on Machine Learning for Interactive Textiles


Project Description

The joint project UPLINX is a cross-location qualification programme for machine learning with direct practical and application orientation. The joint project will run at all DFKI sites throughout Germany with the participation of the Academy of Engineering Sciences (acatech) under the direction of the Robotic Innovation Center. In summer 2019 UPLINX will run summer schools and industry workshops at all DFKI sites. The qualification program focuses on four different topics, respective to the topics of the four different sites of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligenc throughout Germany. At the Berlin site, the Interactive Textiles department focuses on the development and implementation of application-oriented concepts of prototypical wearables around human-machine interaction with smart textiles and soft interfaces with methods of interdisciplinary and participative design research.

The teaching concept of the Berlin site is based on the following topics:

  • Basics of Wearables & IoT
  • Lectures, Experiment Stations, Field Visits & Expert Consultations
  • Methodical design of the architecture of Wearable Applications
  • Models of Machine Learning
  • Development of prototypes

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Project duration

01/01/2018 – 31/12/2019


Fröbel, F; Avramidis E., Joost G (2019). Workshop on Wearables and Machine Learning: Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Αpproaches on Τextile Τechnology. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM In Cooperation International Conference in HCI and UX (CHIuXiD 2019). ACM