Posts in other media about the School of Engineering

Never worry about losing the remote again: Samsung developing TV controlled by your BRAIN16th November, 2018

The Daily Mail Online writes about a project developed at the School of Engineering together with Samsung, a TV system that might one day allow users to flick channels and adjust the volume using their brains.

Samsung is building software to control your TV with your brain13th November, 2018

CNET.com talks about a technology developed in the School of Engineering laboratories,  aimed at people with physical disabilities. Testing is set to start in Swiss hospitals early next year.

This glove lets you ‘feel’ objects that aren’t there31st October, 2018

CNN Business displays a research done by scientists at EPFL and ETH Zurich, who have made a lightweight glove that simulates holding real objects in virtual reality.

Micro drones pull heavy objects and other tech news31st October, 2018

The BBC writes about a micro drone developed in collaboration between Stanford University and the EPFL School of Engineering.

These wasp-like drones lift heavy loads with their bellies30th October, 2018

Wired.com dedicates an article to the tiny drones developed by EPFL and Stanford University, that can pull objects 40 times of their body weight.

Tiny flying robots can carry loads 40 times their weight29th October, 2018

The New York Post writes about the tiny flying robots developed by experts from Stanford and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, which are themselves inspired by wasps.

Wasp-inspired drone drags 40x its own weight though complex environments26th October, 2018

US and Swiss researchers have created a miniature multi-mode drone that can act as a tug, dragging 40 times its own body weight over obstacles – while helicopter-style aerodynamic lifting would only allow ~2x to be moved.

Nerve-on-a-chip platform makes neuroprosthetics more effective25th October, 2018

Medical Xpress writes about the miniaturized electronic platform developed at EPFL, for the stimulation and recording of peripheral nerve fibers on a chip. By modulating and rapidly recording nerve activity with a high signal-to-noise ratio, the platform paves the way to using chips to improve neuroprosthetic designs.

Ultra-light gloves let users ‘touch’ virtual objects16th October, 2018

ScienceDaily published a story on the ultra-light glove — weighing less than 8 grams per finger — that enables users to feel and manipulate virtual objects, developed by EPFL School of Engineering and ETHZ.

Microresonators offer a simpler approach to sensing with light pulses1st October, 2018

Researchers from the School of Engineering, in collaboration with the group of Michael Gorodetsky at the Russian Quantum Centre, have found a way to implement an optical sensing system by using spatial multiplexing, a technique originally developed in optical-fiber communication.