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Education committee

We are pleased to announce Francesco Mondada as chair of the NCCR Robotics Education Committee as of December 2016. We also take this opportunity to thank Aude Billard for her valuable work as previous chair of this committee.

Six-Legged Robots Faster than Nature-Inspired Gait

Chances are that you’ve never given much thought to how insects walk, or what combination of leg movements – or gaits – is most stable or fastest, but, if like a group of scientists from Ramdya, Floreano and Ijspeert labs, NCCR Robotics, you are trying to create fast and robust robots, taking inspiration some of nature’s most agile movers might give …

Open Position: Senior Officer: Project Development and Coordination

The EPFL Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (Prof. Dario Floreano, http://lis.epfl.ch) invites applications for senior project development and coordination. The position consists in preparing national and international project proposals in the field of intelligent robotics and liaising with European project partners for the development of a European strategic science and technology roadmap and a European technology transfer plan …

Cybathlon 2020 announced

09.02.17 – In today’s press conference with the executive board of ETH Zurich an official announcement was made: The Cybathlon will take place once again in Zurich in 2020 – organised by ETH ZurichBehind the scenes, planning for the next Cybathlon has been taking place since the successful premiere in October last year. The success …

K-ROCK meets his cousin

26.01.17 – Tune in to Spy in the Wild on BBC 1 on 26th January at 20:00 GMT to see NCCR Robotics’ newest robot in action. Producers from John Downer productions for BBC One’s Spy in the Wild first approached Ijspeert Lab, EPFL in 2015 to ask them to create two robots, a crocodile and a monitor lizard, to be …

Call for papers: R4L @HRI 2017

23.01.17 – Submission deadline: 31st January 2017.An increasing amount of HRI research focuses on the development of social robots acting as tutors. While robots have been popular as a focus for STEM teaching (see Lego Mindstorms or Thymio), the use of robots as tutors is novel. The field of HRI has started reporting on how …

Call for papers: International Journal of Social Robotics

23.01.17 – Special Issue in International Journal of Social Robotics: Please submit the journal manuscripts by 01 March 2017.Research in Human-Robot interaction is being vastly applied to assist humans in their everyday lives. Pertaining to this context is the application of robots for educational purposes, which has been emerging these past few years. Some robotic platforms …