Take a walk on the future side
We are pleased that on Friday, May 20, 810 visitors came to Gurten for the Long Night of Research.
The interested people experienced an unforgettable walk into the future: Via the spectacular Future Tube, an 80-meter-long tube at a height of 8 meters, they reached the Holodeck, the coolest classroom in Europe, in an impressive way.
The tour continued into the Research & Development area. Here, exciting information on Smart Factory, digitization, robotics and cutting-edge research on machine tools awaited them. In production, visitors learned how artificial intelligence combined with cloud computing is taking machine tool digitization to a new level. They were also able to experience first-hand what the optimized production machines of the future will look like.
Another highlight of the tour was the Future Lab, a think tank for generations. Our robots Alpha and Pepper welcomed guests young and old, who were able to experience future technologies for themselves in the creative and inspiring environment of the Future Lab.
At the end of the tour, exciting activities awaited those interested: they could test their fitness with the VR trainer Icaros, compete with the world's best Formula 1 drivers on the racing simulator or beam themselves into another environment with the Green Screen.