ETH President Lino Guzzella welcomed Alexander van der Bellen to the University on Friday, where the Austrian President was shown how ETH is encouraging innovation.
Temperature sensor for artificial skin
The capacity to detect temperature changes is an important function of the human skin. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a highly sensitive and, at the same time, flexible temperature sensor, which could soon be used in prosthetic limbs and robotic arms.
News and in the Media
Foreign objects wrapped in foil
Heart pacemakers or breast implants are often encapsulated in a thick layer of fibrotic tissue. Hylomorph, a spin-off of the Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies (LTNT), has developed a cellulose film that reduces the formation of fibrosis. An article in the "Tages-Anzeiger".
Dr. Franziska Ullrich on Forbes “30 under 30” Europe list
Dr. Franziska Ullrich, Insitute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS) at the Multi-Scale Robotics Lab, is listed on the current Forbes “30 under 30” Europe list.
Elasticity increases water resistance
Various publications cite Prof. Dimos Poulikakos’ newest research regarding the water resistance of flexible surfaces.
SRF Puls Show
Andreas Güntner, doctoral student at Prof. Sotiris Pratsinis, highlighted in the SRF Show Puls the use of flame-made and portable gas sensors for monitoring trace organic vapors in the human breath. This new technology could in the future be used for medical diagnostics and disease monitoring.
Pioneer of Microrobotics
His robots are so tiny that in the future we will be able to inject them into the body. They are supposed to fight pathogens right on the spot. An NZZ portrait of Prof. Bradley Nelson.
ETH Medal for outstanding doctoral thesis 2016
Seven outstanding dissertations at D-MAVT have been honored with the ETH Medal 2016 and a financial award. With great commitment, our talented postgraduate students concluded their doctoral theses successfully and are now ready for new challenges.
Top Women in Robotics 2016: two D-MAVT researchers in the top 25
Robohub, the online platform of the Zurich-based ROBOTS Association, has released the 2016 version of the “25 Top Women in Robotics you need to know about”. Margarita Chli and Simone Schürle are honored in this year's list.
Miniature robots heal from the inside
They transport medication inside the body or perform surgery: micro-robots could soon revolutionize medicine. An article in “20 Minutes”.