Achievements

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The following list presents a selection of achievements since the group was formed in 2008. The list was last updated on May 31, 2016.

  • More than 140 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications.
  • More than 4300 citations (Google Scholar) since 2009.
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Awards

(except for Prof. D’Andrea)

  • M. Müller, ETH Medal for his excellent Doctoral Thesis "Increased autonomy for quadrocopter systems: trajectory generation, fail-safe strategies, and state estimation".
  • M. Hofer, ETH Medal for Best Master Thesis in Robotics, Systems and Control, May 2016. (finishing 2015)
  • M. Schulz, ETH Medal for Best Master Thesis in Mechanical Engineering, May 2016. (finishing 2015)
  • F. Byland. Willi Studer Award for Best Master's in Robotics, Systems and Control, May 2016. (finishing 2015)
  • W. Zhang. Willi Studer Award for Best Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, May 2016. (finishing 2015)
  • M. Müller. Increased autonomy for quadrocopter systems: trajectory generation, fail-safe strategies, and state estimation. PhD thesis, 2016 (Georges Giralt PhD Award for the best robotics PhD thesis in Europe)
  • A. Ledergerber. A Robot Self-Localization System using One-Way Ultra-Wideband Communication. Master thesis, 2015 (Winner, ETEL Award)
  • M. Hehn. Optimality-based trajectory generation and periodic learning control for quadrocopters. PhD thesis, 2014. (Winner, Jakob Ackeret award)
  • F. Fontana, Control of a swinging juggling robot. Master thesis, 2014 (SEW-Eurodrive Foundataion Graduate Award)
  • S. Trimpe. If there is something to say. In Bild der Wissenschaft plus, Oct. 2014. (Winner, Klaus Tschira award for achievements in public understanding of science, category: computer science)
  • M. Mühlebach. Willi Studer Award for Best Master’s in Robotics System and Control, March 2014. (finishing 2013)
  • M. Hehn and R. D’Andrea. An iterative learning scheme for high performance, periodic quadrocopter trajectories. In European Control Conference, 2013. (Finalist, best student paper)
  • R. Oung and R. D’Andrea. The Distributed Flight Array. In Mechatronics, Volume 21, Issue 6, Sept. 2011. (Winner, IFAC Mechatronics best paper prize for 2011-2013)
  • A. Schöllig. Improving tracking performance by learning from past data. PhD thesis, 2012. (Winner, ETH medal)
  • A. Schöllig. Improving tracking performance by learning from past data. PhD thesis, 2012. (Winner, Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation award)
  • S. Trimpe and R. D’Andrea. An experimental demonstration of a distributed and event-based state estimation algorithm. In 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011. (Winner, best interactive paper)
  • R. Oung, F. Bourgault, M. Donovan, and R. D’Andrea. The Distributed Flight Array. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2010. (Finalist, best paper)
  • R. Oung, A. Ramezani, and R. D’Andrea. Feasibility of a distributed flight array. In IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009. (Winner, general chairs’ recognition award for interactive papers)

Selected invited talks, academic

(except for Prof. D’Andrea)

  • Michael Mühlebach, Controls Lab Bochum, 2016: Presentation of a novel model predictive control approach
  • Philipp Reist, Institute of Mathematics, Universität Freiburg, 2015: Mathematics with Robots
  • Mark Muller, University of Illinois, 2015: Towards greater autonomy in small flying vehicles
  • Mark Muller, Caltech, 2015: Towards greater autonomy in small flying vehicles
  • Mark Muller, UC Berkeley, 2015: Towards greater autonomy in small flying vehicles
  • Mark Muller, Swiss-Kyoto symposium, robotics researchers from Switz. & Univ. of Kyoto, 2013: The Flying Machine Arena
  • Nico Huebel, Systems and control seminar, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2013: Robotic calligraphy - a learning approach
  • Mark Muller, Computer science seminar, University of Witwatersrand, 2013: The Flying Machine Arena
  • Mark Muller, Controls system course for undergraduate EE students, University of Pretoria, 2013: The Flying Machine Arena
  • Raymond Oung, Research and Engineering Centre for Unmanned Vehicles, Boulder for Robots, 2013: The Distributed Flight Array
  • Sebastian Trimpe, Seminar at the Hybrid and Networked Systems Group, Eindhoven University of Technology: Event-based state estimation for networked control systems
  • Markus Waibel, Cloud Robotics, Keynote, 2012: Robotik heute und morgen
  • Sebastian Trimpe, Workshop on event-based control and optimization, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, 2012: Event-based state estimation for networked control systems
  • Sergei Lupashin, California Institute of Technology, 2012: The Flying Machine Arena
  • Sebastian Trimpe, Seminar at the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems, University of Southern California, 2012: Event-based state estimation for networked control systems
  • Sebastian Trimpe, Seminar at the Automatic Control Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, 2012: Event-based state estimation for networked control systems
  • Angela Schöllig, Robotics summer school on autonomous micro aerial vehicles, Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich , 2011: Coordination and synchronization for a rhythmic flight performance
  • Angela Schöllig, Special education session, American Control Conference, San Francisco, 2011: Flying robots on stage - control and learning for aerial acrobatics
  • Angela Schöllig, Internal seminar, Stanford University, 2011: Control and learning for aerial vehicles - where optimization is required
  • Angela Schöllig, LCCC seminar, Lund Center for Control of Complex Engineering Systems, Lund University, 2010: Optimization-based learning
  • Angela Schöllig, Workshop on adaptation and learning in autonomous systems, Lund Center for Control of Complex Engineering Systems, Lund University, 2010: Synchronizing motion to music – a rhythmic flight performance
  • Angela Schöllig, Smart systems seminar, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2010: Learning through experience - improving performance by repetition

Selected invited talks and demonstrations, non-academic

(except for Prof. D’Andrea)

  • Philipp Reist, Kinderuni Hochrhein, 2015: Feedback control with FMA
  • Max Kriegleder TEDxAthens, 2014: Cooperation in multi-agent systems
  • Mark Muller, TEDxAirbus, 2014: The autonomous quadrocopter
  • Markus Hehn, TEDxFlanders, 2014: Learning algorithms in aerial vehicles
  • Gajamohan Mohanarajah, TEDxAdliswil, 2014: Building an internet for robots
  • Mark Muller, IFAC public lecture, 2014: Quadrocopter dynamics: a demonstration
  • Max Kriegleder and Raymond Oung, Zurich Minds, 2013: The Distributed Flight Array
  • Gajamohan Mohanarajah, Zurich Minds, 2013: The Cubli
  • Philipp Reist, Zurich Minds, 2011: The Blind Juggler, controlling the uncontrollable.
  • Geo Robson, Zurich Minds, 2009: Wingsuit aerodynamics
  • Sergei Lupashin, Zurich Minds, 2008: Autonomous quadrotor aerobatics

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