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i'm not sure if i'm gonna talk about software projects um it's a new
paradigm design for making robots why do you wanna talk what's off robots
we want to bring in the new type of robots into our homes you're firmly
with robots industry the building cars in painting cars leaving a sampling microchips
the difference between the robots that used to be in our industry in factories
and to bring them into our daily lives the difficulty is that they are big bulky
and super fast that's great however if you want that to the robot inside your home
you have to be encountering different types and certain activities
from your cats your children and your cells
therefore the focus of this design for the stepper what needs to change
from the focus where you want to augment the mechanical performance we want to
change the focus into interactivity safety in conformity of these type of robots
these are the five main colours of hardware of building a robot
in the reconfigure robotic slapping focus on for parts of peace
actually shane sensors electronics uh integration of the body
and we want to bring the softness in three passes to to solve this into design things for components
intrinsic and extrinsic softness in transit softness would be you can't softness comes from the
metro properties where's extrinsic softness is coming from the design complied design work control
one example is work on your by work on your robots introduced softness through both
intrinsic and extrinsic sense in this case was showing is
changing its body shape and morphing into going to small hole in it
after it can change the aeroplane to execute script feature tasks
the main uh design challenge here is that because the
nice remains super thin air remain very flexible
nice to have all the functional layers to the sandwich on top of each other
that's so they can maintain is high aspect ratio so if
you can control every single ridges in the small piles
and have them individually you react to different types environment
you can create a robot that can interact nicely to different types of uncertain activities that's happening
so would be v. c. nicely set is rubble company's future the robots
so what he big presented was work i present to with our lab was different type of what we're
gonna be robots handle size that can produce different type of gay patterns depending on its environment
so currently they can crawl they can brawl second job depending on what's coming in from the outside
it's but actually and wonderful about these or they can be completely manufacture on the two dimensional surface
that means you don't need to have a man assembly throughout the process of making robot
so what are they this robot this one is still tether tried by the
way this one where it's non tether with its own but ah
on board battery it can be a sample within thirty minutes from start
to end still that's a huge improvement from our previous process
where we can go with us okay that's really cool to have couple twice
but i think eventually we can create a interactive robot that can
be on top or body interacting with our physically see
what you're trying to show here is that the word on the reebok and self worth
any type of service on the body and receive it some information from the muscle movement or actual facial
in this case i think we can actually have a robot that can
read our muscle movements so that we can speak without actual voice
and communicate with another person without you texting we're speaking out now
if you want to speak right now during the conference
another way of introducing softness to robot is making actuators soft
these are not completely new there's a artificial muscles uh make
given muscles that excess from a nineteen fifties what's new
about these are they're completely made up of self silicone so there's no middle she's an all metal fittings
what they can do is specific customise for particular range of motion work or a force
if you gather them together and produce different paths like all the
muscle pass you can create different types a wearable robot
here we made a small belted that allows me to support the work that car movements
and if you can arrange them in different fashion you can have a balance it's it's that's good correction or
even for score chaining so that you can't fix your very bad calls something for past couple years
he's a space often i arches are actually very versatile so you saw the larger versions here's a smaller version
they're highly at a reactive and they are super fast a in a meeting create a very
how fast adaptation so in this case it is your hectic feedback on a vibrating surf
and this is all possible under four hundred micron thickness
so just to conclude um the self technology self robots in components are developing in our lab
allows us to interact with robot much more
intuitively uh comfortably and possibly to

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Conference program

Marc Gruber, VP Innovation, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:04 a.m.
Jean-Michel Chardon, Logitech
16 March 2017 · 9:07 a.m.
Intro of S. Gautsch
Marc Gruber, VP Innovation, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:21 a.m.
Context and Logistics of the Industry Day
Sebastian Gautsch, STI-EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:22 a.m.
Master Thesis in Industry Context
Pierre-André Besse, Adjunct VP Education, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:34 a.m.
Role of distributed energy storage in smart grids 
Mario Paolone, Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory - EOS Holding Chair
16 March 2017 · 9:39 a.m.
Materials and nanostructures for next generation photovoltaics
Anna Fontcuberta, Laboratory of Semiconductor Materials
16 March 2017 · 9:46 a.m.
Medium Voltage High Power Electronics
Drazen Dujic, Power Electronics Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 9:50 a.m.
Ubiquitous high performance PV energy scavengers in all shapes and colors : from IOT to buildings 
Christophe Ballif, Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 9:54 a.m.
Highly efficient and clean conversion in fuel cells & electrolysers
Jan van Herle, Group of Energy Materials GEM
16 March 2017 · 9:59 a.m.
Small electromechanical moving devices 
Paolo Germano, Integrated Actuators Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 10:06 a.m.
Novel actuation methods for reconfigurable soft robots
Jamie Paik, Reconfigurable Robotics Lab
16 March 2017 · 10:12 a.m.
Revolutionary optical tools for Ophthalmology 
Christophe Moser, Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices
16 March 2017 · 10:18 a.m.
Mighty soft materials
Dario Floreano, Laboratory of Intelligent Systems
16 March 2017 · 10:29 a.m.
Intro words, VP Research
Andreas Mortensen, VP Recherche, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 11:18 a.m.
The endovirome, source of biomarkers and potentiel therapeutic targets
Didier Trono , Laboratory of Virology and Genetics
16 March 2017 · 11:23 a.m.
New strategies to fight infections, hidden in the human genome
Jacques Fellay , Fellay Group
16 March 2017 · 11:29 a.m.
Smart Wearables for the Medical IoT Context
David Atienza, Embedded Systems Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 11:33 a.m.
Rational protein design for vaccine development
Bruno Correia, Laboratory of Protein Design & Immunoengineering
16 March 2017 · 11:39 a.m.
Medical Image Analysis 
Jean-Philippe Thiran, Signal Processing Laboratory 5
16 March 2017 · 11:43 a.m.
Advanced Functional Fibers
Fabien Sorin, Laboratory of Photonic Materials and Fibre Devices
16 March 2017 · 11:51 a.m.
Production of amorphous particles
Esther Amstad, Soft Material Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 11:57 a.m.
Mechanobiology and tissue engineering
Dominique Pioletti, Laboratoire de biomécanique en orthopédie
16 March 2017 · noon
High Performance Elastomers, Thermoplastics, and Lubricative Coatings
Holger Frauenrath, Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Materials
16 March 2017 · 12:06 p.m.
Simple models for complex flows
François Gallaire, Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Instabilities
16 March 2017 · 12:11 p.m.
Présentation du partenaire Alliance
Roland Luthier, Directeur du Programme Alliance, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 12:17 p.m.
Présentation du partenaire FSRM
Philippe Fischer, FSRM
16 March 2017 · 12:21 p.m.
Présentation du partenaire Swissmem
Philippe Cordonier, Swissmem
16 March 2017 · 12:25 p.m.
Presentation of Innovaud
Jean-Michel Stauffer, Innovaud, Conseiller en Innovation
16 March 2017 · 1:46 p.m.
Gerben Boer, Arcoptix
16 March 2017 · 1:51 p.m.
Claude Forin, CEO
16 March 2017 · 1:55 p.m.
Denis Bubendorf, Unitechnologies
16 March 2017 · 1:59 p.m.
Etudiant EPFL
Firmin Manoury, Etudiant EPFL
16 March 2017 · 2:04 p.m.
ABB Sécheron
Pablo Furrer, ABB Sécheron
16 March 2017 · 2:09 p.m.
Martin Kusserow, Schindler
16 March 2017 · 2:14 p.m.
Stéphane Emery, CSEM
16 March 2017 · 2:21 p.m.
Adrien Briod, Flyability
16 March 2017 · 2:30 p.m.
Philippe Garrec, CEA
16 March 2017 · 2:35 p.m.
Meyer Burger / Pasan SA
Vahid Fakhfouri, Meyer Burger / Pasan SA
16 March 2017 · 2:41 p.m.
Mikron SA
Sylvie Leggiadro, Mikron SA
16 March 2017 · 2:46 p.m.
Etudiant EPFL
Luc Conti, Etudiant EPFL
16 March 2017 · 2:51 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson
Grégoire Veber, Johnson & Johnson
16 March 2017 · 2:55 p.m.
Danick Bionda , Micronarc
16 March 2017 · 4:01 p.m.
Nicolas Godel, Festo
16 March 2017 · 4:05 p.m.
Caroline Heid, Melexis
16 March 2017 · 4:14 p.m.
Etudiante EPFL
Sueda Turk, Etudiante EPFL
16 March 2017 · 4:19 p.m.
Maxon Motor
Olivier Chappuis, Maxon Motor
16 March 2017 · 4:24 p.m.
Philip Morris
Marja Talikka, Philip Morris
16 March 2017 · 4:30 p.m.
Radar Swiss
Radmila Belavina, Radar Swiss
16 March 2017 · 4:33 p.m.
Tag Heuer
Cyrill Cattin, Tag Heuer
16 March 2017 · 4:37 p.m.
Vidi Systems
Reto Wyss, Vidi Systems
16 March 2017 · 4:50 p.m.
Suss microoptics
Wilfried Noell, Suss microoptics
16 March 2017 · 4:55 p.m.
Gilles Hodel, Novelis
16 March 2017 · 4:59 p.m.
Fischer Connectors
Stéphane Rohrbach, Fischer Connectors
16 March 2017 · 5:04 p.m.
Etudiant EPFL
Maxime Valdemarin, Etudiant EPFL
16 March 2017 · 5:09 p.m.
Leonard Badet, Bobst
16 March 2017 · 5:14 p.m.
Stefano Battaglia, Frontiers
16 March 2017 · 5:19 p.m.
Hoël Guerin, Xsensio
16 March 2017 · 5:25 p.m.
Closing remarks
Sebastian Gautsch, STI-EPFL
16 March 2017 · 5:30 p.m.

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