emergenCITY aims at investigating fundamentals, methods and solutions towards the resilience of future digital cities and especially the capability of Information and Communication Technology to resist, adapt, and transform in crisis situations.
The team includes 23 professors in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering, information technology, mechanical engineering, political science, history, architecture, business and law. The coordinator is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Hollick.
The Signal Processing Group is involved in the area of Cyber-physical systems, which covers the topic of (semi-)autonomous robotic platforms, for example, equipped with through-wall radar sensors, for emergency response and recovery in very complex environments. These systems further facilitate to establish communication backbones in absence of infrastructure and investigate distributed approaches for autonomous energy supply.
emergenCITY is organized as an interdisciplinary and multi-site cooperation involving the university partners Technische Universität Darmstadt, Universität Kassel and Philipps-Universität Marburg. In addition, the associated partners, the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (BBK) and the City of Darmstadt are also involved in the center.