We have the pleasure of announcing the winners of the 2nd call! In response to September 15th, 2022 Call for Proposals, 14 eligible proposals were submitted with allocated funding to 5 applications (acceptance rate 36%). We thank all teams who put the effort and time into submitting their applications.
Flexible Pick and Place for Transparent Micro-devices
HuCE cpvrLab – Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH). Our research aims at bringing human flexibility into automation efficiency. We leverage technologies such as 6D-tracked tools and augmented reality to develop context-aware systems that aim at simplifying human-machine interaction without reducing performance.
IDSIA Robotics Lab – SUPSI. Our research applies state-of-the-art AI and Deep Learning techniques to enable novel applications of mobile and industrial robotics. In particular, we focus on challenging tasks related to robot perception, and human-robot interaction.
FemtoPrint FEMTOPRINT® is the sole 3D microfabrication platform capable of material structuring using arbitrary patterns to produce challenging, monolithic 3D shapes in glass with high precision, sub-micron resolution, and with an additional polishing step, optical surface quality.
No-Touch Robotics No-Touch Robotics is a pioneer in the area of robotic micro handling. We provide gripping solutions for the damage-free handling of small and fragile components by using acoustic forces.
In this project, a robotic solution for picking and placing glass micro-devices that is generic enough to be rapidly adapted to new products by the company itself will be developed.
Investigating robot-assisted thermal ablation of complex liver malignancies in a perfused ex-vivo model
Multidisciplinary research team bridging the gap between university, clinical and industry knowledge
Medical device development expert and pioneer in stereotactic image-guidance and robotic surgery
Current clinical challenges of thermal ablation treatment can be surpassed through synchronous robot-assisted probe retraction and energy modulation. Various ablation volume shapes will be tested in a lifelike environment using perfused ex-vivo livers.