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IROS 2018: several NCCR Robotics PIs will contribute to the programme

IROS 2018 is taking place on October 1-5 in Madrid, and several NCCR Robotics PIs will attend: Aude Billard, Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA), EPFL Margarita Chli, Vision for Robotics Lab (V4RL), ETH Zurich Luca Gambardella, IDSIA, USI/SUPSI Marco Hutter, Robotic Systems Lab (RSL), ETH Zurich Auke Ijspeert, Biorobotics Laboratory (BIOROB), EPFL Jamie Paik, Reconfigurable Robotics Laboratory (RRL), EPFL Robert Riener, …

LEARN, the EPFL Center for Learning Sciences, launches on October 10th 2018

Discover how LEARN will transform education!  Wednesday October 10, 2018, 09:30 – Forum of the Rolex Learning Center, EPFL 09:30 Welcome coffee 09:45 Opening, Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst Vice-President for Education, EPFL 10:00 Presentation of LEARN projects and actions Prof. Francesco Mondada, Director of Learn 10:45 Allocution Josef Widmer, Director SBFI 11:00 Coffee break and demos 11:30 …

Dronistics: new NCCR Robotics spin-off

The NCCR Robotics Spin Fund committee has granted Przemyslaw Kornatowski the Spin Fund for Dronistics. Dronistics is the 11th NCCR Robotics Spin-off and is hosted at Floreano Lab.

Equal opportunity luncheon with Prof. Katherine Kuchenbecker, MPI Stuttgart

On Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1st2018, Prof. Katherine Kuchenbecker visited ETH Zurich and gave a lecture on “Telerobotic Touch” as part of the Distinguished Seminar in Robotics, Systems and Control series. Katherine is director of the Haptic Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, and member of the …

Swiss Robotics Industry Day 2018 – register now with the early bird rate

The 4th of the Swiss Robotics Industry Day is taking place at the Swiss Tech Convention Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1st of November 2018. It is designed for industry professionals to experience technologies from the labs of NCCR Robotics and the SMEs of the Swiss Robotics ecosystem. It is a unique opportunity for the industry to gain …

IEEE TRO best paper award

Scaramuzza lab received the TRO best paper award at ICRA 2018 in Brisbane, Australia for their paper on IMU pre-integration.

NCCR Robotics drones showcased at VivaTech 2018 in Paris

Several drones were provided by NCCR Robotics to be exhibited at VivaTech 2018 in Paris last May, including a Dronistics drone. L’Agefi published a special “Home of Drones” magazine in support of this event, which features NCCR Robotics director Dario Floreano, as well as some of our spin-offs (Flyability, Foldaways Haptics and Fotokite).   You …

W.A. de Vigier Prize for NCCR Robotics spin-off

On Wednesday, five Swiss start-ups received the W.A. de Vigier Award, which comes with prize money of 100,000 Swiss francs each. MyoSwiss, an NCCR Robotics spin-off, was one of them. More info here.