Funded Projects

Funded Projects

We have the pleasure of announcing the winners in response to Call for Proposals.

We thank all teams who put the effort and time into submitting their applications.

The following call will due the April 26th, 2024

CALL 4 - 2023

Active perturbation for sensorimotor therapy

Participants: Balance training is crucial for a variety of patients. There are hardly any options for perturbation training outside of inpatient rehabilitation. We are exploring therapeutically meaningful perturbation training in outpatient settings with a compact robotic module. Research partner: The...

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VIRAS: Visually Impaired Robot-Assisted Shopping

Participants: VIRAS encompasses an autonomous shopping cart designed for the blind and visually impaired. It enables them to conduct their purchases independently. The self-driving cart navigates to products and acoustically guides the user’s hand to his desired items. Research partner:...

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Soft Sensor patch for assessment of product texture

Participants: Designing consumer products involving body contact requires assessing ‘skin feel’ or ‘mouth feel.’ Human skin’s sensory receptors detect pressure, temperature, and pain, influencing texture perception. Texture is crucial in product acceptance, from the mouth free of food, the feeling...

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CALL 3 - 2023

RoboBrush

Participants: Research partner: CSEM, an internationally recognized innovation specialist developing disruptive technologies with a high societal impact in the fields of precision manufacturing, digitalization, ultra-low-power electronics, optical elements, AI, and sustainable energy. Implementation partner: URECH, is the go-to store in...

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CALL 2 - 2022

FireDrone

Participants: Research partner: Materials and Technology Centre of Robotics The general guiding theme and vision of the new Empa Laboratory of Sustainability Robotics is to develop novel soft robotic systems for infrastructure maintenance and environmental monitoring. The main research method of the...

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Flexible Pick and Place for Transparent Micro-devices

Participants: Research partner: 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...

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CALL 1 - 2022

SEEZER – Compliant gripper for motor assembly automation

Participants: Research partner: EPFL The Reconfigurable Robotics Lab (RRL), EPFL has over a decade of experience in developing unique reconfigurable robotic systems in medical, space and communication fields. RRL’s various folding robotic designs have demonstrated their efficacy under diverse geometric and functional applications...

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Robot intelligence for parcel logistics

Participants: Research partner name: Computational Robotics Lab – We develop theoretical foundations to shape the way future generations of robots are made, how they operate in complex environments, and how they interact with us. In brief, we formalize advanced simulation models...

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Autonomous Wind Turbine LPS Measurement

Participants: Research partner name: Autonomous Systems Lab / ETH Zurich – ASL is a robotics research laboratory whose mission and dedication is to create robots and intelligent systems that are able to autonomously operate in complex and diverse environments. Implementation partner: Voliro...

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SEEZER – The eye in hand grasper for precise micro assembly tasks

Participants: Research partner name: BIROMED-Lab, DBE, University of BaselExpertise: Medical robotics, Complete functional prototype design, Real-time control Implementation partner: Brütsch Elektronik AGExpertise: Miniature Cameras, Industrial Automation, MedTech Project description: The project will develop an eye-in-hand grasper, i.e. a robotic grasper/tweezer...

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The following call will due the April 26th, 2024

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