NCCR Robotics

The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Robotics is a Swiss nationwide organization funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation pulling together top researchers from all over the country with the objective of developing new, human oriented robotic technology for improving our quality of life. The Centre was opened on 1st December 2010, and binds together experts from seven world-class research institutions; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (leading house), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zurich) (co-leading house), Universität Zürich (UZH), Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull’Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA) Lugano, University of Bern (UNIBE), the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and the University of Basel (UNIBAS), for a period of up to 12 years.

It brings together +26 professors and about 100 researchers funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, with matching funds from EPFL and ETH Zurich, for up to 12 years, under the direction of Prof. Dario Floreano (EPFL) and co-direction of Prof. Robert Riener (ETH Zurich).

NCCR Robotics promotes research, technology transfer, education and equal opportunities in intelligent robots for improving the quality of life.

Leading house

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Co-leading house

Partner institutions

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NCCR Robotics is funded by

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