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27.03.2017

Congratulations to Prof. Bradley Nelson for his second ERC Advanced Grant

With his second ERC Advanced Grant, Prof. Nelson wants to develop microrobots made from soft, flexible materials that can change their shape and could be used in medical treatments. Microorganisms such as bacteria serve as models for the soft microrobots, which will be made from magnetic hydrogels.  Read more 

25.03.2017

Robotics and Philosophy project - Workshop on "Moral Machines?"

What morals do intelligent machines have and need? Sometimes it’s the questions, rather than the answers, that show how the world is changing. For example, questions about the moral consequences of machines and computers becoming more intelligent. A group of ETH students have tackled this issue. Read more 

16.01.2017

Dr. Franziska Ullrich on Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list

The members of this year’s 30 Under 30 Europe list are picked from almost one thousand online nominations and research by Forbes reporters. Read more 

11.01.2017

"New Frontiers in Robotic Surgery" - a feature in the IEEE Pulse magazine

The latest high-tech surgical tools allow for superhuman sensing and more. Amongst other research highlights, our microrobotic research is featured. Read more 

07.12.2016

Science Robotics journal launched

Science Robotics  has been launched to cover the most important advances in the development and application of robots, with interest in hardware and software as well as social interactions and implications. Read more 

03.11.2016

25 women in robotics you need to know about - 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Simone Schuerle, a former member of our lab and to Prof. Margarita Chli, professor in IRIS - both one of 25 women in robotics you need to know about! Read more 

20.10.2016

Mini-Robots cure from the inside

They transport drugs or perform minor operations: micro-robots could soon revolutionize medicine. 20min (a daily Swiss newspaper) wrote an article about our research. Read more 

19.09.2016

The microdoctors in our bodies - article in the Globe magazine

ETH researchers are developing tiny, sophisticated technological and biological machines enabling non-invasive, selective therapies. Their creations include genetically modified cells that can be activated via brain waves, and swarms of microrobots that facilitate highly precise application of drugs. Read more 

08.09.2016

ERC Starting Grants 2016 to two former team members

Congratulations to Prof. Christos Bergeles and Prof. Selman Sakar for receiving a 2016 ERC Starting Grant. Read more 

24.08.2016

Silver Award at the EMediC Global Competition

Franziska Ullrich and her project team (Daniel Lehmann, Samuel Ruckstuhl, Roel Pieters) were awarded the silver award (2nd place) for their development of a robotic system for automated injections into the eye. The highly decorated international jury at the Engineering Medical Innovation Global Competition (EMediC Global) at the Chinese University of Hongkong (CUHK) was fascinated by the innovative system design and convinced by the clinical potential. Read more 

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