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NCCR drones can now be effortlessly controlled with pointing gestures.

NCCR drones can now be effortlessly controlled with pointing gestures. A video demonstration of the system developed by IDSIA has been published at the Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2018) conference, March 5-8, 2018, Chicago, IL, USA. More info: http://people.idsia.ch/~gromov/hri-landing/

NCCR Robotics attended the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2018 in Tampere, Finland.

The European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2018 hosted over 900 participants this year in Tampere, Finland from 13 to 15th March. NCCR Robotics was present with a booth, hosting two of its spin-off projects MyoSwiss and Foldaway Haptics. During the three days of this event, NCCR Robotics enjoyed a great interest from the conference’s participants that gathered around …

Development of VariLeg: first results and user evaluation from the CYBATHLON 2016

Just published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, this article by Stefan O. Schrade et al. presents the first results and user evaluation of VariLeg, an exoskeleton with variable stiffness actuation,  from the CYBATHLON 2016.  Read the article here. The article is related to the thematic series in JNER on the Cybathlon: https://www.biomedcentral.com/collections/cybathlon as well as Prof. Gassert …

NCCR Robotics Equal Opportunity (EO) Committee Kick-off Meeting

The new Equal Opportunities Committee’s Kick-off meeting took place in Bern on 28th February. We are glad to announce the composition of the committee, which is constituted of volunteers from our institutions and has a good gender balance. Prof. Laura Marchal-Crespo (UNIBE) has been elected as head of the committee. During this first meeting, the committee started …

2018 La Recherche Award goes to our feathered drone

The article “Bioinspired Morphing Wings for Extended Flight Envelope and Roll Control of Small Drones” has been awarded with the prize “La Recherche 2018” in the category Technology. Congratulations to the research team at Floreano Lab. Article reference:  Di Luca M, Mintchev S, Heitz G, Noca F, Floreano D. 2017 Bioinspired morphing wings for extended flight envelope and …

Cybathlon has been shortlisted for two sport awards

Sports Technology Awards: Best New Concept Best Participation Technology The ceremony will take place in London, on May 3rd 2018. For more information, click here: https://www.sportstechnologyawards.com/news/2018-shortlist/

Fotokite selected amongst finalists of the Genius NY Competition

 Fotokite, an NCCR Robotics spin-off, has been selected amongst the 6 finalists of the Genius NY Competition The Highlights The cohort will arrive at The Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse, NY in January for nearly 12 months of acceleration and incubation. Two phase in-residence accelerator program Phase One: Six teams receive a monthly stipend ($10,000 per month …