How to Build a Secure IoT Prototype with Arduino and ESP32

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Those who are interested in prototyping and building IoT devices often come to the point, 'Okay what are the next steps to bring my product into the market? Perhaps sell a few on Tindie and gather more feedback.' This is huge, BUT what might stop you from moving forward? IoT Security. A lot of effort [...]

Aug 2022

Niklas Völker

The “Deep” in Deep Tech Is for Deep Problems

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To be fair, the “deep” is both for technology and for problems. But to keep things startupy, a good dose of over-assertiveness* is needed. Product people think in terms of solution and problem spaces. A “problem space” is a set of customer problems that can be solved by technologies, tools, or methods in the “solution [...]

Jun 2022

Zied Bahrouni

Krustlet – Kubernetes and WebAssembly

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This article explains a new approach to running your applications in Kubernetes using WebAssembly instead of containers. The article will explain what a Krustlet is and why you should care about this new approach. Before going into the details of Krustlet, a quick recap on a high-level view of the Kubernetes architecture is provided. Kubernetes [...]

Jun 2022

Philipp Diller

Metaverse: Myths and Truths

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Is metaverse going to be the next step in human social interaction? At least if you ask some people. But will it and do we really want a metaverse? Who decides this? And what and which technologies will be shaping it? As often with new/future tech, the metaverse opens more questions than it answers. The [...]

May 2022

Marko Otasevic [3 minute read]

Kubernetes and Helm in a Nutshell

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This article gives a brief and simplified view of what Kubernetes and Helm actually are. It points out the problem Kubernetes solves for a developer or DevOps engineer. It highlights the view from a user perspective, not so much from a system architecture perspective. Every section will give a quick recap of what you should [...]

Apr 2022

Philipp Diller

Motius Silicon – Our Secret Plan to Learn Chip Design

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Computer chips are a big business and this business is changing. We believe that these changes are very positive for us and for our customers: Chip design is becoming a viable tool to solve problems, even for companies who are not chip design specialists. But for us to profit from these changes, we have a [...]

Mar 2022

Sebastian Plamauer

Agile Hardware Development Best Practices

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Have you seen the dancing robots from Boston Dynamics? Several years ago, nobody thought it was possible for robots and other hardware to dance to music, talk to users, repair turbines, or drive autonomously through production lines. Now, this is simply reality and part of our day-to-day life. But - and stay with me here [...]

Feb 2022

Florian Günzel

Starting as a Project Owner Graduate at Motius – A Recap After the First 3 Months

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So you graduated from Uni - congrats! The world is yours, go out and conquer it. But what exactly comes next now...? How about starting as a Project Owner (= Product Owner meets Project Manager). In this article, we wrap up the experiences from 3 months of Project Owner Graduate Program at Motius and lay [...]

Feb 2022

Arberie Hakaj, Lennart Blumentrath & Ehsan Olyaee

Buff Plants: How We Built an IoT Device That Keeps Our Plants Alive

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What do all offices have in common? Plants which everybody likes to see, but nobody takes care of. Remember the “SEP field” in Douglas Adams’ Life, the Universe and Everything? Our brains do not let us see Somebody Else’s Problem. A while ago, that was exactly what our office plants were going through. That is, until we [...]

Feb 2022

Stuart Heap

Welcome to Motius University

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As we already established here, there are plenty of good reasons to join us. But what happens after the deed is done, the ink is dry and your personal journey at Motius starts? With this blog post, we want to introduce you to our general onboarding process and the Motius University, one of our internal [...]

Jan 2022

Katharina Irrgang & Daniela Heinz

Why Event Cameras Are The Next Step in Computer Vision

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Imagine you've invited an important person to your home for dinner - say for a first date. Naturally, you're excited. You want everything to be perfect. The food has to be ready. The table has to be set. Now there are two ways you can handle the situation: Either you run to the door every [...]

Jan 2022

Katrine Nielsen

5 Things Your UX Might Be Missing

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In our series “Motee Minute”, we let our Motees have their say on the latest tech trends – unfiltered, frank, and opinionated. This week we’re hearing from Sergej. Sergej is a UI / UX Designer at Motius. His main area of expertise is UX/UI projects, where he mostly works on creating conceptual designs for applications [...]

Nov 2021

Sergej Stankeev

SchlagerAI – Automatically Generating Pop Lyrics Using Language Models

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Here at Motius, we strive to stay up to date with current trends in technology. Our platform to do so is called Discovery, and it consists of a 4-day hackathon-style session where we do hands-on experiments with emerging technologies. This is where SchlagerAI was born.  Back in mid 2019, we made our first attempt at building a model for generating Schlager lyrics. For those [...]

Aug 2021

Daniel Wessel

AI Meets 5G – FunKI

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In our series "Motee Minute", we let our Motees have their say on the latest tech trends - unfiltered, frank, and opinionated. This week we're hearing from Alberto. Alberto is a Solutions Architect and a Senior Project Owner at Motius. His main area of expertise is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science applications. Before joining [...]

Jul 2021

Alberto Viseras

Discovery: How We Stay Close to New Tech

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We built a wearable spirometry device backed by machine learning. We built an AI system that generates Schlager lyrics. We built an IoT device to keep our plants alive. Why do we tell you this? Because those are internal projects we do just for fun. During Motius Discovery. Discovery is how we innovate, stay close [...]

Jun 2021

Noah Linnenbrügger

Working at Motius: Why You Should Join Us

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Working at Motius is special. And you should definitely join us! Bold statement, right? Well, this is not meant to be just this cheeky self-promotion you probably expect right now, so we're going to give you some hard facts on why you should head over to that talent section and apply for one of our [...]

May 2021

Benjamin Günther

Why GPT-3 Is the Next Step in Human-Machine Interaction

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For quite some time now, we at Motius have had the chance to look into the tech around GPT-3 by OpenAI on a project basis. Since there are already exciting results, this is also the perfect topic to start our new blog series "Motee Minute", where we let our Motees have their say on the [...]

May 2021

André Lubbe

The Talent Journey — Turning Our Vision Into Reality

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The Underlying Challenge As we all know, tech companies are just as good as their techies, i.e. engineers, developers etc. Logically, every tech company wants to have the best techies. Unfortunately, there is a dilemma: high demand meets scarcity because tech talents are rare. And even if companies manage to get tech talents, it is [...]

Apr 2021

Soeren Gunia

Hands on With a Solid Web App

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Background Information In 1989, Sir Tim Berners Lee invented the World Wide Web. A year later, he released the first browser. At the time, it was a means for researchers at CERN and other research institutions to share information. It rapidly exploded in the following years and now dominates the world economy. But the web we use now is not [...]

Apr 2021

Stuart Heap

Agile Collaboration: Optimizing Siemens’ Supply Chain With a Digital Twin

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Siemens is one of the world’s leading technology companies in the world. In fact, they are not just one of the biggest players in the energy and mobility sector but also in the medical sector. Siemens Healthineers, the mother company for Siemens’ medical technology companies, has more than 50,000 employees, 18,500 patents worldwide and 120 [...]

Feb 2021

Philipp Dörner

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