The NCCR Robotics consortium will showcase its pioneering technologies in a dedicated Pavilion at the EPFL Open Days, on 14 & 15 September 2019 – during a very special edition of EPFL’s annual public event, that will coincide with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the institution. Aimed at the general public and families, in addition to the professional audience, the NCCR Robotics Pavilion will provide a unique opportunity to witness, gathered in a single place, the work carried out by the consortium’s researchers in three main areas of robotics: wearable systems for rehabilitation, rescue robotics and educational robotics. The event will involve all partner institutions in NCCR Robotics: EPFL as well as ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich, the University of Bern and IDSIA (Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence).
Across the 400m2 area of the NCCR Robotics Pavilion, demonstrations and posters will highlight the consortium’s main achievements in developing exoskeletons for rehabilitation and assistance, supporting recovery of locomotion and grasping after spinal cord injuries or cerebrovascular accidents; in developing and testing walking, flying and swimming robots that can support human operators during search and rescue operations in disaster scenarios; in designing robots to be used in classrooms and learning activities specifically designed around them.
Highlights from the very successful NCCR Robotics spin-fund program, that has supported 13 spin-offs since 2014, will also be included, showcasing how the consortium’s work is already translating into commercial applications.
We invite all visitors – from families and students to high-profile representatives of the industry and academia – to visit the NCCR Robotics Pavilion and to discover how intelligent robots can improve our quality of life.