swissnex India is continuing its lecture series on Advanced Robotics & Artificial Intelligence in July with Dr. Roland Siegwart, professor of Autonomous Systems Lab from the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich. He will deliver a talk on ‘Robots that Roll, Run, Swim or Fly‘ on 6th July 2015, 3.30 pm at the Indian Institute of Science – Mechanical Engineering Department, 2nd Floor, Lecture Hall.
For more details on Prof. Siegwart’s work visit http://www.asl.ethz.ch/
Abstract of the talk:
Robots are rapidly evolving from factory work-horses, which are physically bound to their work-cells, to increasingly complex machines capable of performing challenging tasks as search and rescuing, surveillance and inspections, planetary exploration or autonomous transportation of goods. This requires robots to operate in unstructured and unpredictable environments and various terrains. This talk will focus on design and navigation aspects of wheeled, legged, swimming and aerial robots operating in complex environments.
Roland Siegwart (born in 1959) is founding co-director of the Wyss-Zurich and professor for autonomous mobile robots at ETH Zurich. He studied mechanical engineering at ETH, spent ten years as professor at EPFL(1996-06), was Vice President of ETH Zurich (2010-14) and held visiting positions at Stanford University and NASA Ames. He is and was the coordinator of multiple European projects and co- founder of half a dozen spin-off companies. He is recipient of the IEEE RAS Inaba Technical Award, IEEE Fellow and officer of the International Federation of Robotics Research (IFRR). He is in the editorial board of multiple journals in robotics and was a general chair of several conferences in robotics including IROS 2002, AIM 2007, FSR 2007 and ISRR 2009. His interests are in the design and navigation of wheeled, walking and flying robots operating in complex and highly dynamical environments.