Research Projects



Autonomous cars / V-Charge in print media


Pixelbots live in Spanish TV


Primary school students perform play with Robot "Igor"


AtlantikSolar research on Meteorological Path Planning(MeteoSwiss and ETHZ cooperation) wins two prizes


Today in 20min: "Rettungsroboter nach dem Vorbild der Natur"


Today: Public Defense S. Leutenegger & J. Maye at the bqm


K. Alexis won 2014 Premium Award for Best Paper in Control Theory & Applications


The SEPIOS Robot developed in our Focusproject won the NI Global Student Design Showcase 2014 in Austin Texas


"Best Robot Video" at the AAAI Video Competition for M. Hutter, M. Hoepflinger, C. Gehring, M. Bloesch, M. Kolbe, R. Siegwart


“Success Stories” on the SPARC - The Partnership for Robotics in Europe - website. Check them out!


The paper from G. Darivianakis, K. Alexis, M. Burri and R. Siegwart on "Hybrid Predictive Control for Aerial Robotic Physical Interaction towards Inspection Operations" finalisted for the Best Automation Paper Award on ICRA 2014, Hong Kong.


StarlETH andVelociRoACH featured in IEEE Spectruma


MasterAwards for M. Bürki, J. Hwangbo and R. Khanna


ASL sends two focus teams to the rollout presentation on 27th May


J. Alonso-Mora, R. Siegwart, P. Beardsley win Best Video Award (2nd Price) in the 9th ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2014)!


Marco Hutter wins ETH Medal for his Doctoral Thesis "StarlETH & Co. - Design and Control of Legged Robotics with Compliant Actuation"


Davide Scaramuzza - UniZH - formerly at ASL won IEEE RAS (Robotics and Automation Society) Early Career Award


Roland Siegwart - ETH Zurich, Switzerland IEEE won Inaba Technical Award for Innovation Leading to Production


F. Colas, F. Pomerleau, M. Liu et al. won Best RoboCup paper award at IROS


Dr. Margarita Chli appointed Chancellor's Fellow and Lecturer at School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh


Michael Neunert received Johann Puch Innovation Award 2012 for Master Thesis


Dr. M. Liu and Prof. R. Siegwart won the "Best Paper in Information" at ICIA 2013!


Dr. Ming Liu appointed Assistant Professor at the The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Talk @ ASL, Dr. N. Nourani-Vatani, "Vision for underwater vehicles", 13.06.2013 at 11:15


Nomination for IEEE/IFR Invention and Entrepreneurship Award


Nomination for the BestVision Paper Award at ICRA 2013


The best innovations at ETH 2013 - SPARK Award


Legged robotic team wins best hardware presentation award!


Radio interview with Prof. R. Siegwart


Ming Liu wins Winning Prize for the seventh Chunhui CupPioneering Competition for Overseas Chinese Scholars (2012)


Ming Liu has been invited for 11 universities in China for academic seminars


The sFly project is featured at TEDx Zurich


Team ARTOR wins Creative Solution Award at M-ELROB 2012


MFI 2012: Best student paper award and best paperfinalist


Demonstration of Lonelybuilder won Best Demo Award at ECAI2012


Appointments of former ASL collaborators to Professor: Dr. C. Pradalier, Dr. D. Scaramuzza, Dr. C. D. Remy


CLAWAR: Best Student Paper Award and Highly Commended Paper Award! 


ETH Life: "Obelix" crosses successfully Freiburg (project EUROPA)


EU project sFly coordinated by ASL gets published in IEEEspectrum


The paper on "Real-timeonboard visual-inertial state estimation and self-calibration of MAVs inunknown environments" by S. Weiss, M. Achtelik, S. Lynen, M. Chli andR. Siegward was a Best Vision Paper Finalist in ICRA 2012.


Talk of Prof. Kazuya Yoshida on "Mobile Robots for Exploration of Extreme and Uncertain Environments in Terrestrial and Planetary Applications"


News Archive

Flying Robots

senseSoar - Solar UAV Reely - The Flying Reel (completed)
myCopter - Personal Aerial Transport muFly - 50g Micro-Helicopter (completed)
AiRobots - Aerial Service Robots Skysailor - Mini Solar Airplane (completed)
ICARUS - Search and Rescuing Alcedo - The Flying Avalanche Rescuer (completed)
SHERPA - Search and Rescue Robotic Platform
AtlantikSolar - Solar Powered UAV
Skye - Omnidirectional Spherical Blimp
PacFlyer - UAV VTOL Glider
sFly - Swarm of Flying Robots

Walking and Running Robots

StarlETH - Dynamic Quadruped Locomotion
ALoF - Static Quadruped Locomotion  

Autonomous Vehicles

V-Charge - Autonomous Valet Parking
Smartter - Autonomous Car (completed)
JanETH - The ETH Joint Autonomous Navigation SPARC - Planning in Dynamical Enviroment (completed)

Swimming Robots

LizhbETH - The Limnological Measurement Robot
HyRaii - The Hydrofoil Sailingboat (completed)
Avalon - The Autonomous Sailing Boat Naro - The Robot Fish (completed)
Tartaruga - The Artifical Sea Turtle
Noptilus - Autonomous Underwater Systems (moved to GeorgiaTech F)
Nanins - The Nautical Edutainment Robots

Personal and Service Robots

EUROPA - Robotic Pedestrian Assistant Robots@home - An Open Platform for Home Robotics (completed)
EUROPA2 - European Robotic Pedestrian Assistant 2.0 URUS - Ubiquitous Networking Robotics in Urban Settings (completed)
  COGNIRON - The Cognitive Robot Companion (completed)
  BCSA - Bayesian Approach to Cognitive Systems (completed)
  RoboX - The Tour Guide Robot Robotics @ expo.02 (completed)

Space and Rescuing Robots

NIFTi - Natural Human-Robot Cooperation in Dynamic Enviroments
Traloc - The Rescue Snakebot (completed)
ARTOR - The Autonomous Rough Terrain Outdoor Robot
Shrimp - The High Mobility Wheeled Rover (completed)
CRABli - The 6 Motorized Wheel Robot ExoMars - The Mars Rover Project (completed)
Sherpa-Project - Search and Rescue Robotic Platform
RCET - Mars Rover Evaluation Tools (completed)
TRADR - Long-Term Human-Robot Teaming for Robot-Assisted Disaster Response  

Edutainment Robots

DisplaySwarm - The Multi-Robot Display
Theatre Robot - The Actor Robots (completed)
Rezero - The Balancing Ballbot
Octopus - The Rough Terrain Robot  (completed)
Aseba - Learning Robot Programming
Paraswift - The Climbing Robot
Plant-Robot - If Plants Could Move

Industrial Service Robots

Climbing robot for corrosion monitoring Gas Ship Inspection Robot (completed)
EuRoC - European Robotics Challenges
Vortex-Climber (completed)
  MagneBike - Multi-Robot Power Plant Inspection (completed)

Inspection Robots -

Highly Compact Robots for Power Plants Inspections (completed)

Innovative Sensors

Micro Robots

  Alice - The Autonomous Micro Robot (completed)
  InsBot - The Cockroach Robot Interacting with Cockroaches (completed)

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