Roland Siegwart

ETH Zurich, Zurich Switzerland Research Areas Automation Applications, Control Design & Engineering, Mechatronics, Robot Programming, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Roland Siegwart discusses his career and work in robotics. Describing his involvement at Stanford, EPFL, and ETH, he outlines his contributions to the field. He comments on the state of robotics in Switzerland and…

Rolf Pfieffer

University of Zurich, Zurich Switzerland Research Areas Automation, Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Rolf Pfeifer was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He received his master’s degree in Physics and Mathematics, and his Ph.D in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He then spent three years at Carnegie…

Jean-Daniel Nicoud

EPFL Lausanne & K-Team, Lausanne Switzerland Research Areas Robots Biography Jean-Daniel Nicoud was born on August 31, 1938 in Lausanne, Switzerland. He received a degree in Physics from the Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) in 1963, later completing his doctorate at the same school in 1970. He was appointed Professor at EPFL in 1973,…

Francesco Mondada

EPFL Lausanne & K-Team, Lausanne Switzerland Research Areas Mechanics, Mechatronics Biography Francesco Mondada was born on March 17, 1967 in Locarno, Switzerland. He received his M.Sc. in micro-engineering from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 1991 and his Ph.D. in 1997. While working on his thesis, Mondada created the Khepera robot with his…

Frederic Kaplan

EPFL Lausanne Switzerland Frederic Kaplan EPFL Lausanne Switzerland Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Kaplan outlines his career in robotics, starting from Sony all the way to his position at EPFL. He discusses his contributions to various robotics projects, including the Sony AIBO robot, and…