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Fotokite Phi, with Sergei Lupashin

Transcript included. In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Sergei Lupashin about Perspective Robotics' tethered flying camera, the Fotokite Phi, which is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Th...
04 September 2015, by

Removing steps of common processes

Being able to control the moment when concrete turns from liquid to solid is crucial for digitally fabricated concrete structures. The timing of this process can be controlled by tuning the chemistry ...

Fotokite Phi GoPro-carrying quadcopter: Friendly, compact, light and affordable

Zurich-based robotics company Perspective Robotics this week unveils Fotokite Phi, their first consumer targeted, affordable, accessible, tethered flying camera. The Fotokite Phi is available now for ...
19 August 2015, by

Solar-powered flight for 81 hours: A new endurance world record

Two weeks after demonstrating AtlantikSolar’s first 24-hour flight, the fixed-wing team of ETH Zurich’s Autonomous Systems Lab has reached another milestone: 81.5 hours and 2316 km of continuou...
31 July 2015, by

Robotic Construction Gets Fancy at ETH Zurich’s Digital Fabrication Lab

Bricklaying robots, building structures out of rubble, and creative concrete are all works in progress at ETH ZurichSourced through Scoop.it from: spectrum.ieee.orgFurther from commercialization but e...
25 July 2015, by

Solar powered day/night autonomous flight achieved: Airborne for 28 hours without fuel!

The AtlantikSolar Unmanned Aerial Vehicle took off on June 30th, 2015 at 11:14 o’clock to attempt the “holy grail” of solar-powered flight: the crossing of a full day-night cycle on solar power ...
09 July 2015, by


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Soft robotics for adaptive building facades

By Arno Schlüter Today, building envelopes tend to be static and unable to adapt to changing conditions. Now, for the first time, an adaptable façade has been used for the newly inaugurated House o...
09 June 2015, by

‘Tailsitter’ flying robot hovers and recovers easily thanks to new algorithm

In August 2014 Google [x] announced that they had been secretly developing a drone delivery program to rival Amazon's Prime Air. Called Project Wing, the system was based on a mechanically simple "t...
04 June 2015, by

Bionic athletes compete in disciplines drawn from everyday life

By: Vanessa Bleich Next year's Cybathlon will host people with physical disabilities equipped with advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. The goal of this unique competition is to...
21 May 2015, by

Multiple tethered quadrotors performing high-g, high-speed formation maneuvers 

This video shows tethered quadrocopters flying steadily together at high speeds exceeding 50 km/h in a confined space. With the tether exerting more than 13 gs of centripetal force, multiple quadro...
05 May 2015, by

Tracing human evolution with robots

By Samuel Schlaefli With the help of robots, archaeologists may soon be able to compare their findings with data from thousands of experimental reference samples, enabling them to determine tool us...
16 April 2015, by

Revolutionising building and construction sites

By Felix Würsten and Corinne Hodel (Interview). Digital technologies have already turned many areas of the economy inside out. In this interview with Swiss NCCR Digital Fabrication researchers M...
10 March 2015, by

New Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in architecture and digital fabrication at ETHZ

In September a new Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) ETH in Architecture and Digital Fabrication will be offered by the Gramazio Kohler Research chair at ETH Zurich. This one-year, full-time program f...
19 February 2015, by

Control strategies for active lower extremity prosthetics and orthotics

Much has been made of the numerous advances in robotic prosthetics and orthotics (P/O) over recent years, and the question of how to control these devices so that they work in accordance with the inte...
04 February 2015, by

Disney/ETHZurich robot draws art in the sand | Phys.org

“Disney Research Zurich and ETH Zurich have come up with a robot artist capable of drawing giant sketches on the beach. Thanks to a team of mechanical and electrical engineers and industrial des...
09 January 2015, by

Walking assistive devices for the elderly

When thinking about robots that can be used to care for the elderly, most people imagine humanoid robots that are meant to help with cooking, cleaning and socializing. But what if robots could be u...
07 January 2015, by and

Robot looks like a fish to ride with marine life | Phys.org

Students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich are working on a project that could deliver an ideal device for marine life filming, minus the turbulence and appearance that cou...
06 January 2015, by

Holiday robot video 2014: Autonomous Christmas Lab

Our first holiday robot video of the season is in! From the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich's Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems: Dear Robohub- and Robots Podcast-Team, We are h...
16 December 2014, by

ETH and University of Zurich launch Wyss Translational Center Zurich

ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich are founding a new translational research centre at the interface of medicine, science and engineering: the Wyss Translational Center Zurich. A USD 120 million ...
12 December 2014, by

Aeon Scientific wins 2014 Swiss Technology Award

  The cardiologist sits in the control room next to the operating theatre and uses a joystick to steer a catheter through the patient's blood vessel into the heart's chambers to treat the card...
26 November 2014, by and

Better micro-actuators to transport materials in liquids

Researchers have developed improved forms of tiny magnetic actuators thanks to new materials and a microscopic 3D printing technology....
18 November 2014, by and

Novel robots for gait and arm rehabilitation: Interview with Robert Riener

In this pair of video lectures, Robert Riener presents his team's research efforts in the field of rehabilitation robotics, and describes the vision behind Cybathlon, the competition for robot-assist...

Fotokite: A quad on a tether | In The Making

“Dr. North headed to Zurich to meet Fotokite founder Sergei Lupashin to see a flying UAV with a tether. The one-of-a-kind leash not only provides a direct connection to the flying robot, but als...
17 October 2014, by

Video: Rise of the nanorobot, with Brad Nelson

The future is in the hands of tiny robots, really tiny robots — and the expectation is that they will perform miraculous tasks, such as eye surgery and environmental cleanup. Brad Nelson heads th...
07 October 2014, by

Quadrotors vs CGI: A Q&A with the makers of Sparked

If you thought "SPARKED" - the new short film by Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich, and Verity Studios - is too real-looking to be CGI, you were right. But why go to all the trouble of using quadrotors to ...
24 September 2014, by

New quadrocopter video points to a future for flying machines in entertainment

We've seen robots on stage before: Humanoids have been featured in theater productions in Switzerland, Austria, and Japan, and industrial robots have played parts in dance performances and other stage...
22 September 2014, by

Bridge inspection robot detects corrosion in hard-to-reach spots | ETH News

The aim was to develop a robot that could detect corrosion in all areas – including sites inaccessible to people – and at the earliest possible stage. The researchers did not have to search long f...
22 August 2014, by

ShanghAI Lectures: Fumiya Iida “Soft robotics approach toward artificial ontogenetic development”

Guest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-11-17 Artificial ontogenetic development has been nicely demonstrated by many computer simulation studies in the past. There are, however, still a number o...
17 July 2014, by

Drone startups: Fotokite

Although I am amazed with UAVs and their versatility, I must admit that having a flying camera zoom by – and zoom in on me – can be intimidating. Not because the drone has a camera, but because ...
03 July 2014, by

Noonee: The chairless Chair

Noonee® is a new Start Up company coming out of research in robotics in Switzerland. Aimed at solving healthcare problems within the manufacturing industry, noonee adopts a Chairless Chair® approac...
20 June 2014, by







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