NCCR Robotics is committed to creating and supporting a vibrant network of roboticists and towards publicising the positive effects of robots on our lives.
To this end we are active with the following organisations:
Robohub is the premier robotics special interest website worldwide and originates from the Floreano Lab at EPFL. Its editorial team is composed of robotics experts and enthusiasts from all walks of life who publish up the minute news items and think pieces.
The Global UTM Association is a not profit association based in Lausanne that seeks to create blueprints for a global civilian UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) system. The association publishes protocols, standards and guidance on topics such as UAS identification, registration, dynamic geofencing, manned/unmanned integration and data exchanges.
NCCR Robotics is a member of GUTMA and its members are invited to sit on the general directory.
The first Cybathlon took place in 2016, allowing pilots with disabilities to wear robotic assistive aids and compete in a series of everyday tasks.
NCCR Robotics was one of the sponsors in 2016, but Cybathlon is now running as an independent franchise of ETHZ.
We have a longstanding technical agreement with DEZA (Die Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit / The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) for organisation of field tests of our mobile robots in rescue situations.
The EPFL Drone Days is a one-of-a-kind event, open to the general public. It combines drone racing and robotics showcase and conferences, allowing you to learn all about this multi-faceted and fascinating discipline.
NCCR Robotics was an institutional partner for the inception of the first Drone Days in 2017. The event is now an independent franchise ran by EPFL.