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Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 08.08.2019
Self healing robots that
Self healing robots that "feel pain"
Over the next three years, researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Cambridge, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI-Paris) and Empa will be working together with the Dutch Polymer manufacturer SupraPolix on the next generation of robots: (soft) robots that 'feel pain' and heal themselves.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 02.07.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 15.05.2019

Microtechnics - Innovation / Technology - 18.04.2019
Jamie Paik's robots to take the stage at the TED conference
Jamie Paik's robots to take the stage at the TED conference
Jamie Paik, the head of EPFL's Reconfigurable Robotics Lab, will present her reconfigurable robots at the TED2019 conference in Vancouver on 18 April.

Microtechnics - Materials Science - 03.12.2018

Microtechnics - Event - 20.08.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 22.03.2018
Robotic collaboration in timber construction
Robotic collaboration in timber construction
Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time.

Microtechnics - Innovation / Technology - 19.01.2018
Using haptic feedback joysticks to fly drones
A new joystick developed by startup MotionPilot lets users fly drones with just one hand in a fun, intuitive way.

Microtechnics - Materials Science - 28.09.2017
Biodegradable microsensors for food monitoring
Biodegradable microsensors for food monitoring
A new generation of microsensors could provide the vital link between food products and the Internet of Things. ETH researchers have developed an ultra-thin temperature sensor that is both biocompatible and biodegradable. Nowadays microsensors are already used in many different applications, such as the detection of poisonous gases.

Microtechnics - Computer Science / Telecom - 20.09.2017
Drones can almost see in the dark
A conventional camera and an event camera (on the right) picture the same building. The latter reports changes in brightness for each pixel.

Microtechnics - Event - 29.08.2017

Microtechnics - 28.08.2017
A drone to rescue fawns
A drone to rescue fawns
Using a thermal camera mounted on a drone, an EPFL student has found a way to spot fawns before the harvester passes through.

Health - Microtechnics - 10.08.2017
An expert in tiny medical helpers
An expert in tiny medical helpers
Simone Schürle likes to get to the bottom of things. Since August, the microand nanotechnology expert has been working as Assistant Professor of Responsive Biomedical Systems at ETH Zurich to develop tiny machines for medical applications in the human body.

Microtechnics - Innovation / Technology - 19.06.2017

Innovation / Technology - Microtechnics - 05.05.2017
Construction start for NEST unit 'dfab
Construction start for NEST unit ’dfab
On May 2, at the ground-breaking ceremony for the NEST unit ‘dfab house', the project team, consisting of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) ‘Digital Fabrication', ETH Z

Microtechnics - Materials Science - 16.12.2016
A drone that flies (almost) like a bird
A drone that flies (almost) like a bird
A drone has been equipped with feathers to increase its precision during flight. The bio-inspired device can spread or close its wings while flying, making it easier to maneuver and more resistant in high winds.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 09.11.2016
Robotic encounters
Visitors are flocking to Treffpunkt Science City. Around 3,600 captivated visitors attended the Sunday Special ‘Die Roboter sind los' (Robots on the loose) to see ETH Zurich's various robotics projects in action.

Materials Science - Microtechnics - 27.10.2016
A Composite Thread that Varies in Rigidity
A Composite Thread that Varies in Rigidity
EPFL scientists have developed a new type of composite thread that varies in stiffness depending on its temperature.

Microtechnics - 10.05.2016
EPFL inaugurates a building for teaching and research
EPFL inaugurates a building for teaching and research
10.05.16 - The new Mechanical Engineering building designed by architect Dominique Perrault hosts the Discovery Learning Labs, an innovative teaching project meant to encourage students to engage in experimentation and learning through discovery.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 17.02.2016
"Alan Turing’s ideas still influence research"
Founded in 2015, the new Turing Centre at ETH Zurich brings together researchers and students of science, engineering and humanities.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 10.02.2016
Drones Learn To Search Forest Trails for Lost People
Drones Learn To Search Forest Trails for Lost People
Researchers at the University of Zurich, the Università della Svizzera italiana, and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland have developed software enabling drones to autonomously detect and follow forest paths.

Microtechnics - Computer Science / Telecom - 05.11.2015
EPFL hosts robots from all over Switzerland
EPFL hosts robots from all over Switzerland
05.11.15 - They fly, crawl, swim or sift through rubble after a disaster: robots from all across Switzerland were brought to EPFL on Wednesday for the first ever Swiss Robotics Industry Day (video report).

Microtechnics - 28.09.2015
A folding robot weighing 4 grams that crawls and jumps
28.09.15 - Researchers at EPFL have come up with a folding, reconfigurable robot that is capable of crawling and jumping.

Microtechnics - Computer Science / Telecom - 12.08.2015
An insect eye for drones
An insect eye for drones
12.08.15 - Inspired by the compound eyes of fruit flies, a team of researchers from EPFL has developed an artificial eye that allows robots to detect and avoid obstacles.

Innovation / Technology - Microtechnics - 09.02.2015

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 21.05.2014
Robots transform into furniture at EPFL
EPFL scientists are creating futuristic furniture that can move around and autonomously change its shape.

Microtechnics - 29.11.2013
EPFL in the Depths of London's Robot Jungle
EPFL in the Depths of London's Robot Jungle
Robotic cheetah cubs and salamanders have ventured from Lausanne into the depths of London's robot jungle, at the Science Museum, in a Robot Safari that just opened and runs until Sunday.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 27.07.2012
A market leader in civilian drones joins senseFly and Pix4D
The French company Parrot, world leader in wireless peripherals for mobile phones and already in the market for consumer drones, acquired for 5 million Swiss Francs a majority share in senseFly, a start-up from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL.

Microtechnics - Computer Science / Telecom - 15.06.2012
The robot that always lands on its feet
While it's exploring confined, dangerous or cluttered zones, the flying robot "Airburr" isn't fazed by crashes or falls.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 28.11.2011
EPFL robots will soon appear in school classrooms
EPFL robots will soon appear in school classrooms
EPFL scientists have developed an educational robot designed to introduce children to technology in schools.

Microtechnics - 17.06.2011
High-precision robots available in kit form
High-precision robots available in kit form
A doctoral student from EPFL's Laboratory of Robotics Systems has developed a concept for modular industrial robots, based on the technology of parallel robots, whose precision is expressed in nanometers.

Microtechnics - Physics - 25.05.2011

Physics - Microtechnics - 11.05.2011
New nanotechnology cleanrooms at EPFL
New nanotechnology cleanrooms at EPFL
Renovated from top to bottom, EPFL's microengineering building is now prepared to house new, highly promising experiments in microengineering and bioengineering.

Microtechnics - Computer Science / Telecom - 03.05.2011
Robots reveal their secrets to the public
Robots reveal their secrets to the public
Much more than an exhibition, the Robotics Festival will enable both children and adults to better understand the technology behind these devices - of varying shapes and astonishing abilities - through touching, building and programming.

Innovation / Technology - Microtechnics - 11.12.2009
Roland Siegwart is new ETH Head of Research
11.12.2009 / Zurich - ETH Zürich . Vice President Research and Corporate Relations He heads the Executive Board division Research and Corporate Relations.