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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 2020

The 2020 Best Paper Awards have bee attributed to the following papers: Georgarakis, A. M., Sonar, H. A., Rinderknecht, M. D., Popp, W. L., Duarte, J. E., Lambercy, O., Paik, J., Martin, B. J., Riener, R. & Klamroth-Marganska, V. (2020). Age-dependent asymmetry of wrist position sense is not influenced by stochastic tactile stimulation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14, …

How to keep drones flying when a motor fails

Robotics researchers at the University of Zurich show how onboard cameras can be used to keep damaged quadcopters in the air and flying stably – even without GPS. Read more

NeuroLegs team form ETH Zurich won the silver medal in Cybathlon 2020 Global Edition: first step for a translational research

The NeuroLegs team was a participant in the Cybathlon 2020 Global Edition in the Powered Leg Prosthesis Race from the Neuroengineering Laboratory at ETH Zurich leaded by NCCR’s Associate PI Prof. Stanisa Raspopovic. The team won the silver medal in final competition in Cybathlon. “In our opinion, the lack of sensory feedback is a major …

New Career Development Award

We are happy to announce this a award that looks to support the career development of women in robotics, under our Equal Opportunities Awards series. The nature of the activities this award aims to support is flexible and focuses on female researcher empowerment in a broad sense; they may vary either in type and/or in …

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