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Art and Design - Microtechnics - 04.12.2020
Art in Construction reflects on research
Art in Construction reflects on research
ETH Zurich supports art in construction, and, as part of a project competition, has selected art projects by Maya Rochat and Yves Netzhammer that take an innovative approach to reflecting on teaching and research in the two ETH buildings BSS and ML-FHK.

Microtechnics - Health - 09.11.2020

Microtechnics - 28.10.2020
Raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail
Raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail
EPFL engineers have developed a drone with a feathered wing and tail that give it unprecedented flight agility. The northern goshawk is a fast, powerful raptor that flies effortlessly through forests. This bird was the design inspiration for the next-generation drone developed by scientifics of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems of EPFL led by Dario Floreano.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 09.10.2020
The algorithm on my team
The algorithm on my team
The automation of work is increasing at a tremendous pace. But how well do technology and humans really work together in a digitised world?

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 02.07.2020
Crooked to the millimetre
Crooked to the millimetre
The technology pioneered by the ETH spin-off incon.ai allows blocks to be positioned with pinpoint accuracy, creating structures with aesthetic designs and augmented acoustics. Shadow plays, wavelike patterns or acoustic effects: bricks can be placed at special angles to create aesthetic architectural designs.

Health - Microtechnics - 09.04.2020
How robots can help fight pandemics
Robots allow people to interact with each other without physical contact. This means they can protect us from infectious diseases, which has been given too little consideration in robotics, says Brad Nelson. The most popular phrase that has entered our vocabulary in the past few months is "social distancing", more accurately termed, "physical distancing".

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 21.01.2020
The robot that grips without touching
The robot that grips without touching
ETH Pioneer Fellow Marcel Schuck is developing a robotic gripper that can manipulate small and fragile objects without touching them. The technology is based on sound waves. The small installation that Marcel Schuck has assembled on his workbench is reminiscent of a school physics lesson: an arrangement, comprising two semi-spheres and resembling a pair of headphones, is connected to a circuit board carrying microchips.

Microtechnics - Materials Science - 14.01.2020
Vertical take-off
Vertical take-off
Mirko Kovac is heading the new Materials and Technology Center of Robotics of Empa and Imperial College London.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 07.01.2020
EPFL spin-off's tiny robots turn heads in Las Vegas
Yesterday evening, tiny robots developed by EPFL spin-off Foldaway Haptics were the center of attention at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Astronomy / Space Science - Microtechnics - 26.11.2019
An EPFL robot in space
An EPFL robot in space
The crew of the International Space Station has taken delivery of a haptic interface designed by EPFL spin-off Force Dimension. Astronauts could one day use the device, based on the famous delta robot developed at EPFL by Reymond Clavel, to control unmanned Martian and lunar rovers from afar. In a project called METERON, the European Space Agency (ESA) is exploring how advanced robots could be used to repair satellites in orbit or probe hostile environments like the Martian and lunar surfaces.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 11.09.2019
A smart artificial hand for amputees merges user and robotic control
EPFL scientists have successfully tested new neuroprosthetic technology that combines robotic control with users' voluntary control, opening avenues in the new interdisciplinary field of shared control for neuroprosthetic technologies.  EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands - in particular for amputees - that combines individual finger control and automation for improved grasping and manipulation.

Event - Microtechnics - 05.09.2019
EPFL marks its 50th anniversary with a two-day open house
EPFL marks its 50th anniversary with a two-day open house
EPFL will open its doors to the public on 14-15 September as it celebrates its 50th year as a federal institute of technology.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 23.08.2019

Computer Science - 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 - Microtechnics - 02.07.2019

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 15.05.2019

Microtechnics - Innovation - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 19.06.2017

Innovation - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Microtechnics - 09.02.2015

Computer Science - 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 - Mechanical Engineering - 30.04.2014
Learning from the fins of the tuna fish
Learning from the fins of the tuna fish
Michael Triantafyllou is a pioneer in the development of robots inspired by fish and other marine life.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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.