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Second review of GENESI project 
Second review of the GENESI project took place on 11 July 2012 in Rome, Italy. After presenting scientific and technical achievements of the project, reviewers and the consortium partners paid a visit to the under construction Rome under ground metro station, which is used by the GENESI project as one of the test sites.







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Final event of Codesign project course  
Co-Design is a Bachelor course given by the Pervasive Systems group. In this course hardware and software codesign is a central theme. During this course, students pick an assignment in which they could display their skills and knowledge about programming hardware, using sensors and working with distributed systems.

This year, two students designed a localization algorithm. Four students developed a program which could measure the distance walked while carrying an Arduino with an accelerometer. A group of students wrote software to make toy-cars balance a seesaw using multiple Arduino's and accelerometers. Students also made software which could make the cars drive in a constant speed on various surfaces, using inventive solutions like using a motor as a dynamo to measure the speed, or using a light and a light sensor attached to one of the wheels of the car. Two students worked on two spider robots, where one spider should follow the other spider.

This year's demonstration was a big success. All students demonstrated and explained their project, resulting in a very interesting afternoon.












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Valorisation grant phase 1 for Bram Dil and Wouter van Kleunen 
Dutch Technology Foundation STW has awarded Bram Dil and Wouter van Kleunen, AIOs at PS, a valorisation grant (phase 1) for their proposal entitled "Spatial-Based SALOC". The valorisation grant is an individual grant for researchers to develop innovative high-tech businesses based within an university or research institute developed knowledge.




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Farewell party  
On 3 July 2012 and during the PS outing, farewell party of Yang Zhang, Raluca Marin-Perianu, Mihai Marin-Perianu, and Berend-Jan van der Zwaag took place. PS wishes them lots of success in their future carrier.





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PS Outing in Summer 2012 
On 3 July 2012, PS members and their family enjoyed a sunny day in the nature. The outing started by a biking trip from the university to the Avatarz Nature Park. After having lunch on the way, a number of fun outdoor activities including climbing tress were performed.















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