BAU Technology and Initiative City, where BAU will carry out projects of the future in technology and science fields, opened. The opening took place with student projects.
BAU Technology and Initiative City opened in BAU Future Campus and it aims to help the technology transfers and draw in foreign capital faster which can provide advanced technology that creates technological infrastructure.
BAU Chairman of the Board of Trustees Enver Yücel emphasized that BAU Technology and Initiative City is the new venture of BAU Global and said; “This is a laboratory city, where our students, academicians, and sector can meet and develop products together. Here education takes place in an interdisciplinary environment. At the same time, we see this place as a gateway opening to the World. From now on, our students will adopt an unconventional paradigm shift and have an education that is based on practices more.”
“WE OPEN TECHNOLOGY AND INITIATIVE CITY TO ALL STUDENTS”
Yücel expresses that they established a city with its technopark, laboratories where they build startups and academicians and especially senior, master and ph.d.students can work together; “We all believe that Turkey needs to advance the technology and universities should guide it. Our universities should not just have theoretical classes but at the same time, students should be included in practices and sectors, receive consultancy from sector and academicians, and meet with a perfect structure.
OPENING TOOK PLACE WITH STUDENT PROJECTS
"Unmanned underwater vehicle can dive up to 400 meters"
In the opening event, entrepreneur students of BAU displayed their innovative ideas and entrepreneurship products with projects ranging from Innovative Environments Technologies to unmanned underwater vehicles.
Kaan Kapıcıoğlu from the BAUROV team that developed unmanned underwater vehicles, emphasized that they are a team founded on low-cost, high-capacity unmanned underwater vehicles in 2017 and said; “Our core business divides into three; We make R&D studies. We enter national and international contests, especially TEKNOFEST. Thirdly, we make academic studies. In this way, we try to contribute to the unmanned underwater vehicle field.”
Explaining that they have participated in TEKNOFEST with the vehicle they developed since its first year and that they have achieved degrees in all competitions they participated in from 2018 to 2020, Kapıcıoğlu continued his words as:
“With this vehicle, we completed a total of four missions, two manual and two autonomous, and won the first place at TEKNOFEST last year. Even if we seem like we are preparing for the competitions we are also working on the vehicle to be used in the real environment. Analytically we can dive up to 400 meters. We can pick up any objects with our 2 robotic arms or we can execute manipulation missions of any kind. We can also scan transparently in the axis that we want. In addition, we can perform any underwater activities such as water quality measurement. Our vehicle; Since it is light, small and can be easily released into the sea from anywhere, it offers a comfortable use at depths of up to 400 meters and can operate at high capacity.”
“Automatic game filming with machine learning and artificial intelligence”
Co-founder of “Sosyal Tribün” Mehmet Bayrak who displayed his initiative in the event, talked about the times they started broadcasting from the football fields when they founded the “Sosyal Tribün” and said; “We received funding from TÜBİTAK with our automatic cameraperson project in 2018. With the help of this funding, we developed an autonomous system for amateur football clubs that do not require a cameraperson and can shoot the match automatically. With this system, we automatically shoot matches by installing cameras in stadiums using machine learning and artificial intelligence. At the same time, we offer the rates of the player statistics, ball speed, passes, and possession of the ball. The broadcasts we make on the field can be watched with virtual reality headsets."
BAU Communication Design student Kaan İnal, who works on various projects Using 3D printing Technologies, stated that he is trying to make his ideas and dreams come true by using 3D printing technology. After explaining that he modeled and sculpted everything from scratch with digital designs, İnal said, "This method is much more practical and faster than sculpting with dough. 3D printers provide significantly faster production, especially when you have more than one 3D printer."