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Note: The News Channel lists all of the news articles published since October 2016 – for older articles please refer to the EPFL News Archive.

Best Paper Awards 2018 – winners

The winners of the NCCR Robotics Best Paper Awards 2018 were announced on the 2019 NCCR Robotics Annual Retreat, last september.Congratulations to both winners! 2018 Best PhD Paper Award Jenifer Miehlbradt, Alexandre Cherpillod, Stefano Mintchev, Martina Coscia, Fiorenzo Artoni, Dario Floreano and Silvestro Micera“Data-driven body–machine interface for the accurate control of drones“Proceedings of the National …

Grégoire Courtine appointed Full Professor at EPFL

We are very pleased to announce that Prof. Grégoire Courtine – member of NCCR Robotics – has just been appointed Full Professor of Life Sciences in the School of Life Sciences at EPFL! We congratulate Prof. Courtine for his promotion and we’re pleased to have him as part of our team. Read more here.

Roger Gassert promoted to Full Professor at ETHZ

We are very pleased to announce that Prof. Roger Gassert – member of NCCR Robotics – has just been appointed Full Professor of Rehabilitation Engineering at ETH Zurich! We congratulate Prof. Gassert for his promotion and we’re pleased to have him as part of our team. Read more here.

Grégoire Courtine and Jaime Paik share the stage with Yuval Noah Harari

On July 10th, EPFL will host a talk by the historian and best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari. NCCR Robotics’ PIs Grégoire Courtine and Jaime Paik will join him on stage along with Ken Roth (executive director of Human Rights Watch), Effy Vayena (professor of bioethics at ETH Zurich), Jacques Dubochet (UNIL, winner of the Nobel …

Grégoire Courtine won the 2019 Rolex Award

Grégoire Courtine, NCCR Robotics PI, was one of the awardees of the 2019 Rolex Awards for his work with the spinal cord injury patients. The Rolex Awards support individuals with projects that advance human knowledge, protect cultural heritage or help preserve natural habitats and species. Read more here

Two NCCR Robotics’ PIs distinguished at ICRA 2019

Roland Siegwart and Marco Hutter – both NCCR Robotics’ PIs – were recognized for their “outstanding accomplishments and service to RAS and the robotics automation community” by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation (ICRA 2019) in May 2019. Roland Siegwart was recognized with the ‘RAS Pioneer …

Sensars Neuroprosthetics receives ‘Fast Track to Innovation’ funding

NCCR Robotics start-up “Sensars Neuroprosthetics” was chosen to receive the Fast Track to Innovation funding from the European Commission, among 227 projects. The Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) is a fully-bottom-up innovation support programme promoting close-to-the-market innovation activities open to industry-driven consortia that can be composed of all types of participants. It can help partners …

Jaime Paik at the TED Conference

Jaime Paik, researcher at NCCR Robotics and head of EPFL’s Reconfigurable Robotics Lab, was one of the invited speakers of the TED conference this April in Vancouver, Canada (TED2019). She talked about the folding origami robots, developed in her lab. Read more: EPFL news TED blog

2nd Engineering PhD Summit

EPFL’s School of Engineering announces the 2nd edition of the  Engineering PhD Summit, a workshop targeted towards final year PhD students. Each year the summit has a different theme and for this year the topic chosen is “Intelligent systems”. Participants from institutions worldwide will be selected on a competitive basis and will be invited to visit the EPFL …

ETH Robotics Summer School – Call for participation

Real Robots, Real EnvironmentsZurich, Switzerland, 27 June – 01 July 2019 Robotics has become one of the biggest fields of education and research worldwide. The newly opened Center for Robotics at ETH Zurich is committed to provide continued education and training to the young generations of researchers and practitioners. This summer school offers lectures and …