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

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Conference program

Welcome
Marc Gruber, VP Innovation, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:04 a.m.
Logitech
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.
Arcoptix
Gerben Boer, Arcoptix
16 March 2017 · 1:51 p.m.
Fast3D
Claude Forin, CEO
16 March 2017 · 1:55 p.m.
Unitechnologies
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.
Schindler
Martin Kusserow, Schindler
16 March 2017 · 2:14 p.m.
CSEM
Stéphane Emery, CSEM
16 March 2017 · 2:21 p.m.
Flyability
Adrien Briod, Flyability
16 March 2017 · 2:30 p.m.
CEA
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.
Micronarc
Danick Bionda , Micronarc
16 March 2017 · 4:01 p.m.
Festo
Nicolas Godel, Festo
16 March 2017 · 4:05 p.m.
Melexis
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.
Novelis
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.
Bobst
Leonard Badet, Bobst
16 March 2017 · 5:14 p.m.
Frontiers
Stefano Battaglia, Frontiers
16 March 2017 · 5:19 p.m.
Xsensio
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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