Learning by Doing while writing the Master Thesis within AI
A master thesis related to garment and linen handling sounds unusual at the first glance, hence if the topic is related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) it will be a really interesting as well as challenging project. Laus combines precisely these two subjects in his thesis. He writes about developing AI to find the best gripping points of laundry articles and is totally satisfied with his choice.
“I definitely wanted to write my master thesis in a topic involving AI, as this is a big part of the future and of technology in general,” says the student. Laus is studying Robot Systems – Advanced Robotics Technology at the SDU in Odense. You might have read about him before, as he started a student job at Inwatec in July. In case you missed that, check the story out here.
From collecting data for that project in his student job, Laus then went on with this topic for the thesis and solves other issues during his student job now.
His master thesis is in total 40 ECTs. Laus needs to gather 10 ECTs this semester and will spend even more time at Inwatec from February to gain the other 30 ECTs during his last semester.
The student is still at the very beginning of teaching the robot via reinforcement learning. In here the machine is learning by trial and error and it for sure will take some time until the final aim is reached.
Also at Inwatec the focus is on trying things out and learning by doing. Laus really likes this work attitude including a lot of freedom and flexibility and he tells: “My main goal is to learn something new every day.”
He really likes spending a lot of time at the workshop and he enjoys the possibility to see how the robot actually moves. Laus has a lot of space to implement own ideas and test them. “Playing around with the machines and gaining practical knowledge is great,” in Laus’ opinion.
The robotic student really values the nice and helpful colleagues and likes that everyone is honestly interested in the different projects that are going on.
Best wishes for continued success with your master thesis!
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