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Innovative drones for environmental and agricultural monitoring

Thursday 19 March: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, CB2 1PZ

With the recent advent of sensing, actuation, and computation technologies, drones and robots in general will soon be boosting efficiency and effectiveness of environment monitoring and farmyard operations. Professor Roland Siegwart, ETH Zurich, introduces a wide range of research projects exploring the state-of-the-art robotics technologies and discusses the impact and problems for addressing the global challenges of technological development.

Roland Siegwart is Professor of Autonomous Systems at ETH Zurich and Founding Co-Director of the Wyss Zurich. His research interests are in the design and control of robot systems operating in complex and highly dynamical environments. His major goal is to find new ways to deal with uncertainties and enable the design of highly interactive and adaptive autonomous robots. Prominent application examples are personal and service robots, autonomous micro-aircrafts, walking and swimming robots and driver assistant systems. Furthermore, he is a strong promotor of innovation and entrepreneurship in Switzerland.

Before the talk, from 3.30pm-5pm, join researchers from Dr Fumiya Iida's Bio-inspired Robotics Laboratory ( in the new Observatory for Human-Machine Collaboration for demonstrations of their bio-inspired robots



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