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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.

New soft robots really suck!

Recent advances in soft robotics have seen the development of soft pneumatic actuators (SPAs) to ensure that all parts of the robot are soft, including the functional parts. These SPAs have traditionally used increased pressure in parts of the actuator to initiate movement, but today a team from NCCR Robotics and RRL, EPFL publish a …

Control of Motor-Imagery BCI by a User with Locked-In Syndrome

Using Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) as a way to give people with locked-in syndrome back reliable communication and control capabilities has long been a futuristic trope of medical dramas and sci fi. A team from NCCR Robotics and CNBI, EPFL have recently published a paper detailing work as a step towards taking this technique into everyday lives …

Swiss Robotics Industry Day 2017 Announced

Taking place at the Swiss Tech Convention Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland, on 2nd November 2017, the Swiss Robotics Industry Day is an exclusive event for industry professionals to come and meet the labs of NCCR Robotics and the SMEs of the Swiss Robotics ecosystem. The event features talks from invited speakers from both industry and academia, with time for …