Hardy Leaves HOBOS
Hartmut Vierle (32), a technician at HOBOS, will no longer be working for HOBOS as of March 1st, as he will be pursuing further career development. Konrad Öchsner, an electrical engineer with a concentration in telecommunications, will be taking over his role in the days to come.
Over the last seven years, Hartmut Vierle, together with Professor Jürgen Tautz, has worked on laying the groundwork for the HOBOS teaching platform at the University of Würzburg and has developed completely new types of technology and measuring methods for apicultural research. "Lots of my own ideas, along with my own blood, sweat and tears, were involved in the creation of the HOBOS technology," says Hardy. Jürgen Tautz adds: "Hardy was the perfect person for the job. He was at the right place at the right time and was crucial for helping the HOBOS team to make the innovative concept that was HOBOS a reality. But it wasn't just his work as a technician, but also his role as a colleague and an individual that made him a perfect match for our group." He modified dozens of sensors for deployment in the bee hive. The focus of his work at HOBOS was on thermographic cameras, acquiring measuring data and networking heterogeneous IT infrastructures. What always fascinated him about the HOBOS project was, "the linking of a biological super organism with modern measuring technology, thus resulting in a type of hybrid between nature and technology."
His HOBOS e-mail address will continue to remain active for a while longer so that it is still possible to contact him in that manner. The HOBOS team would like to wish him the very best in all of his future endeavors.
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