The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Robotics is a nation-wide center, launched by the Swiss National Science Foundation, with the common objective of developing new, human-oriented robotic technology for improving our quality of life.
This center gathers leading robotic experts in Switzerland from cutting-edge research institutions: EPFL as the home institution, ETH Zurich, University of Zurich and Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Launched on 1 December 2010, the NCCR Robotics will run for up to twelve years.
The NCCR Robotics brings together Swiss robotic research and aims to generate long-term benefits to society as a whole. Through this website, we would like to establish two-way communication about robotics in Switzerland and abroad with researchers, students, teachers, industries, and the general public.
Our team is part of the rescue scenario that has the goal to have a heterogeneous team of robots for disaster mitigation. Flying drones are used to map large environments and guide legged ground vehicles to explore the area on ground.