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NCCR Robotics third phase is fully funded by SNSF after highly positive evaluation

The Swiss National Science Foundation has awarded NCCR Robotics the maximum possible funding level for its third and final phase, which will run until the end of 2022. The decision follows an exceptionally positive assessment of the Phase 2 achievements by the NCCR Robotics review panel, which praised the scientific results as well as the …

Dario Floreano is a speaker at WIPO’s Technoloy Trends report launch

On January 31, WIPO — World Intellectual Property Organization, will be launching the first report in a new “Technology Trends” series, which will look into artificial intelligence technologies. The launching of the report will be accompanied by an event at their headquarters in Geneva, in which Dario Floreano, NCCR Robotics’ Director, is one of the …

Call For Papers: HRI 2019 Workshop on Robots for Learning (R4L)

The Call For Papers for HRI 2019 Workshop on Robots for Learning (R4L) – Adaptive Learning is now open. Deadline for submissions: February 5th The event will take place on March 11th, 2019 in Daegu, Korea. + info: Website

Jamie Paik is one of the speakers at Expert Days

Jamie Paik will represent NCCR Robotics on the 11th Expert Days on Service Robotics “Towards Open Robotics”, as one of the speakers. Her speech “Hard challenges of soft robotics” will take place on the session dedicated to Technologies. The event will take place on February 27 – 28, 2019 in Odense, Denmark. + info: Website

Research-IDEAS (EPFL/Zeiss) – call for proposals

The Zeiss IDEAS call is now open for proposals. Deadline: February 28th 2019. In short: “The core of the initiative is to initiate and support research projects in focus areas defined by the scientific committee (SC) with the prospect of becoming joint research activities. The IDEAS fund will finance such seed projects of typically one year duration with …

New video for MyoSuit

This is the new video promoting the MyoSuit, a product developed by MyoSwiss, one of NCCR Robotics’ spin-offs. Michael, patient with muscular dystrophy (Bethlem myopathy), tells his story and experience with the MyoSuit. The MyoSuit i a robotic suit that adds strength and stability like an extra muscle layer. A training device in the context …

Innosuisse Startup Training – Applications are now open!

Do you feel ready for an intensive 5-day training in business creation or business growth? The application for the Innosuisse startup trainings in 2019 are now open. Why should you participate? Get an industry-specific 5-day training (ICT or Engineering). Get trained by 3 specialists each day (a trainer, an entrepreneur, and an expert; such as …

Symbiotic Drone project and the FlyJacket in the US

Last October, Jenifer Miehlbradt and Carine Rognon, doctoral students of the NCCR Robotics consortium were invited to demonstrate the Symbiotic Drone project and the FlyJacket at 2 events on the United States East Coast: Future of Storytelling (FoST) in New York, October 3-4 Aerial Futures: The Drone Frontier, along with some NCCR Robotics Spin Offs, …

Call for Papers – Workshop PREC2019

A call for papers for the NCCR Robotics’ Chili Lab’s workshop is now open. The workshop ‘PREC2019: Personal Robots for Exercising and Coaching‘ will be held in conjunction with HRI2019 – 14th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction conference, in Korea. Call for papers: December 12th, 2018 Submission deadline: January 10th, 2019 Notification …

NCCR Robotics’ Cellulo project presented in Paris

Arzu Güneysu, from NCCR Robotics’ Chili Lab, attended the seminar ‘Technologies for Active Aging’ at the Sorbonne University in Paris earlier this month. She was a speaker there and presented the Cellulo project with the paper « Gamified rehabilitation with tangible robots » and with a demo.   Abstract of the paper: Gamified Therapy with Tangible Robots: …