Online lecture, Lecture

Smart Marbles

Prof.dr.ir Peter Baltus
Wednesday, October 14 , 12:40 PM - 1:20 PM
Blauwe Zaal, Auditorium & livestream
Price: Free (Student) Free (Others)

Smart Marbles

Potential swarm of tiny sensors

As a prelude to next week’s Dutch Design Week, TU/e professor Peter Baltus discusses the amazing potential of a swarm of tiny marbles that can inspect numerous possible environments

A swarm of marbles that flows through your intestines order to detect thickening. It sounds like science fiction, but it’s closer to reality than you might think. TU’s engineer Peter Baltus has developed sensors that are able to inspect hard-to-reach or even inaccessible environments. His primary focus is on large-scale pipeline networks such as drinking water systems, oil pipelines or transport systems for kerosene. But his dream is that these small balls will one day explore the inside of volcanos, or maybe even the human digestive tract.

Please note: only book a ticket if you want to attend this program on the campus.

You can visit this program on campus or watch it online via a livestream.

On campus

This program will take place on campus for a limited group of visitors. The number of visitors that we can accommodate for this program is limited due to RIVM corona measures. Making a reservation via the website (black "order" button) is therefore mandatory if you want to attend this program on campus.

Via livestream

This program will also be streamed live to our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive a notification when we go live. You do not need to book a ticket to view the livestream.

SG & USE registration

  • On campus: please register your participation on the spot when attending the program on campus, by scanning your student card before the start of the program at the venue.
  • Online via livestream: Please note: do NOT make a reservation if you want to watch the program online via the livestream. You can only register for SG&USE if you watch the program live (so not watching it at a later time) and if you complete an online SG&USE registration form within five minutes after the end of the program. During the lecture we will explain where and when you can find the link to the registration form. In the program info on the website you will find where you can view the livestream.
    Keep your student ID number at hand, because you'll need to fill it out in the form.

Please make sure your registration is done properly, otherwise we cannot verify that you were present.

More information about SG & USE can be found here.