Making robots huggable and safe | Gordon Cheng

Our sense of touch is vital to us humans — so why not equip robots with it? For this, one needs durable and fault-tolerant hardware with a variety of sensors, as well as modern approaches to data processing. Gordon Cheng’s group might just revolutionize the...

Designing living buildings with trees | Ferdinand Ludwig

As a child, did you want to live up in the treetops? This dream could just become possible: by combining living and traditional building materials, Ferdinand Ludwig creates new types of structures that grow, live, and could one day even house us. In this talk, he...

Robots that learn from us | Dongheui Lee

Have you ever asked yourself what robots can learn from us? Professor Lee is a robot researcher trying to find answers to this question and wants to make us better teachers in this field. As a mother of a two year old boy she’s able to observe the process of his...