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Markus Waibel


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Markus Waibel is a robotics enthusiast with a background in multi-robot systems and a passion for science communication. In 2006 he co-founded the Talking Robots podcast series and peppered its high-profile guests with questions on the future of robotics and AI. In 2008 he co-founded the non-profit ROBOTS Association and acted as its first president until 2010. The ROBOTS Association's first project, the ROBOTS Podcast, lay the foundation for Robohub, co-founded in 2011 together with Sabine Hauert. Markus is currently a Co-Founder at Verity.



by   -   December 18, 2012

My colleagues at the Autonomous Systems Christmas Lab at ETH Zurich have created an awesome Christmas video featuring some of their cool robots:

by   -   November 8, 2012

First person view of the quadrocopter racing through a pylon slalom course.

Manual programming of robots only gets you so far. And, as you can see in the video, for quadrocopters that’s not very far at all (see the “Without Learning” part starting at 1:30):

by   -   October 25, 2012

"RoboCom" - Robot Companions for Citizens (European Commission FET Flagship Initiative)

The Coordination Action Robot Companions for Citizens has submitted its proposal for the European Commission’s FET Flagship Initiative.

by   -   October 18, 2012

Some interesting robots at IROS 2012 

by   -   September 27, 2012


 
My colleagues at the ETH Zurich’s Flying Machine Arena have just released a new video. Here is what Robin Ritz, Lead Researcher on the project, has to say about it:

by   -   September 26, 2012

 

The Legged Robotics Team at ETH Zurich’s Autonomous Systems Lab is doing research to build fast, versatile, and efficient quadrupedal robots. This movie illustrates some of the work that was done in the past years. Inspired by nature, the team built different types of electrically driven robots that can do various maneuvers from slow and careful climbing to very robust dynamic trotting.

 

For more information on legged robots, including the Legged Robotics Team’s robots StarlETH, ALoF, and ScarlETH, more information on the use of series elastic actuators for walking robots as well as many more movies, check out the Legged Robotics Team website.

 

This is the first in a series of Robotics Microlectures produced in cooperation with Switzerland’s NCCR Robotics and Robohub. Watch this space for more!

by   -   September 9, 2012