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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.

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: …

EPFL opens new research center for educational science

EPFL inaugurated on Wednesday, October 10 2018 the LEARN Center for Learning Sciences. The Center will promote innovation in teaching and help formulate responses to the challenges being created by our society’s digital transformation. Its head, Francesco Mondada, and its co-founder, Pierre Dillenbourg, are both NCCR Robotics professors. EPFL has created a unique ecosystem of …

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 …