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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.

HFSP Awards – Research Grants

Auke Ijspeert was listed as one of the winners of the 2017 awards for Research Grants (Program Grants) from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). Read more  

Meet the Ijspeert Lab

In the new NCCR Robotics Lab videos we introduce the NCCR Robotics lab, PI, NCCR Robotics members and their work. On this occasion we present Ijspeert Lab.

New NCCR Robotics Spin Fund

The NCCR Robotics Spin Fund committee has granted Marek Jancik and Tristan Vouga the Spin Fund for Twiice This project is hosted by Bleuler Lab at EPFL.  

New NCCR Robotics Spin Fund

The NCCR Robotics Spin Fund committee has granted Jaime E. Duarte and Kai Schmidt the Spin Fund for ExoSuisse. This project is hosted by Riener lab at ETHZ.

Release of The Zurich Urban Micro Aerial Vehicle Dataset from Scaramuzza lab

The Zurich Urban Micro Aerial Vehicle Dataset for Appearance-based Localization, Visual Odometry, and SLAM This presents the world’s first dataset recorded on-board a camera equipped Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) flying within urban streets at low altitudes (i.e., 5-15 meters above the ground). The 2 km dataset consists of time synchronized aerial high-resolution images, GPS and …

Approved Education Committee

The NCCR Robotics Steering Committee has officially validated the new members of the Education and Society Committee led by Francesco Mondada.

Dillenbourg and Mondada Labs win Best Paper Award at HRI 2017

Congratulations to the team from the Dillenbourg and Mondada Labs who received the Best Paper Award at the Human-Robot Interaction (HRi) 2017 conference in Vienna, Austria for their work on the Cellulo Educational Robot. The award was presented for the paper “Cellulo: Versatile handheld robots for education” authored by Ayberk Ozgür, Séverin Lemaignan, Wafa Johal, …

Insect-Inspired Mechanical Resilience for Multicopters

Over recent years the explosion in popularity of drones, both professionally and for amateur use, has inspired researchers to consider how to make flying robots as safe and robust as possible. Previous design methods have included producing bulky protective cages or making them as unlikely to crash as possible. Recently, researchers from Floreano Lab, NCCR Robotics and EPFL …