Through our spin fund, we support the creation of start-ups from NCCR Robotics research projects.
The next major step in robot evolution will see robots leave the structured factory floor. This requires versatile and highly mobile mechanical devices to move and act autonomously in unstructured environments, collaborating where needed with humans. For this to become reality, robot capabilities need to be massively improved in three areas: mobility, interaction and autonomy. anybotics.com
Dronistics is a Swiss start-up developing drones and software for person-to-person last-centimetre aerial deliveries. The safe drones are enclosed in a protective cage and can be folded to fit inside a backpack for easy storage and transportation. They fly autonomously and are commanded by users through the Dronistics web application. These unique features enable the precise delivery of packages directly to users’ hands even in remote locations where there is no suitable landing zone. dronistics.epfl.ch
FES-ABILITY aims at developing proprietary technology for personalized neuro-rehabilitation treatments thanks to active body reconditioning with functional mobilization and Electrical Stimulation (FES). With online monitoring of sensorimotor function we also provide deeper recovery insight to support clinical decisions.
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Flyability is a Swiss company building safe drones for operating indoors, in complex and confined spaces, and in contact with people. The company’s main market is in industrial inspection where it avoids sending people in dangerous and confined spaces for the inspection of power generation, oil & gas, maritime and chemical infrastructures. It is also active in search & rescue and public security to assess emergency situations without putting humans at risk. flyability.com
Foldaway is developing ultra-portable and low cost haptic interfaces that interact with human fingers by tracking their motion and providing force, stiffness and texture perception. foldaway-haptics.ch
Fotokite is a spin-off from ETHZürich’s Flying Machine Arena with patented technology that fundamentally solves key problems with traditional drone systems, including safety, flight time and accountability. fotokite.com
Changing stroke rehab. Intento has developed an easy-to-use, effective solution to help severely paralyzed stroke patients recover motor function in upper limbs. Even several years after the stroke. intento.ch
MyoSwiss develops the Myosuit: a garment-like set of active and passive layers designed to assist people with muscle weakness when performing movements. myoswiss.com
Noonee is a Swiss based exoskeleton company, spin-off of ETH Zürich, founded in 2014 by Keith Gunura and Olga Motovilova. The company is focusing on exoskeletons for industrial application to improve the working environment and assist industrial workers in their daily tasks. noonee.com
SenArs mission is to restore complete functionality of upper and lower limb amputees, as well as those that had nerve-damage. The solution SensArs proposes, a neuroprosthetic device, is called SENSY: a unique device, which allows amputees, unlike currently available prostheses, to feel again from missing limbs. sensars.com
Service robots have the potential to drastically increase efficiency in various industries by taking over repetitive tasks. However, operating in unstructured environments and public spaces represents a major challenge for autonomous mobile robots. Sevensense develops innovative technology based on computer-vision to overcome the limitations of today’s navigation systems and push the frontier of service robotics forward. sevensense.ch
Twiice is a modular exoskeleton for walking assistance that allows spinal cord injury paraplegics to regain independence in their daily activities. twiice.ch