David Atienza Alonso elected ACM Fellow
On January 18th, the Association for Computing Machinery announced the election of 57 new Fellows, including David Atienza Alonso, head of the Embedded Systems Laboratory in the School of Engineering.
Appointment of EPFL professors
The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment and promotion of professors at EPFL, including the School of Engineering (STI). Andrea Cavallaro, who was appointed Full Professor in STI, will also take office as director of Idiap on March 1, 2023.
“We need to empower people with disabilities”
Hand exoskeletons, robotics and intelligent houses for providing assistance, EPFL engineer Luca Randazzo is not one to give up. His choices in life have been driven by one purpose: helping his sister who suffers from disability.
Robotic system offers hidden window into collective bee behavior
EPFL researchers have developed a temperature-modulating robotic system that can be seamlessly integrated into notoriously sensitive honeybee hives, providing both a never-before-seen view of honeybee behavior and a means to influence it.
Prototyping Sports Tech: Enhancing Performance and Sustainability
In the latest edition of the graduate course “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering,” students across many disciplines at EPFL tackled prototyping challenges at the intersection of sports and technology. Led by Prof. Véronique Michaud, the School of Engineering’s Associate Dean for Education, and Prof. Thomas Weber, and supported by a diverse group of additional faculty, eight student teams solved various industrial ‘Sports Tech’ challenges in collaboration with industry sponsors Archinisis, Montblanc, Pomoca, and Vacheron Constantin. In addition to finding an innovative technological solution with a viable business model, the challenge included a quest for reducing environmental impact. This year’s winning team provided a redesign of a Pomoca ski touring skin with a novel shape and fixation type.
A new device for early diagnosis of degenerative eye disorders
Researchers at an EPFL lab have developed an ophthalmological device that can be used to diagnose some degenerative eye disorders long before the onset of the first symptoms. In early clinical trials, the prototype was shown to produce images with a sufficient degree of precision in just five seconds.