Roland Siegwart is founding co-director of the Wyss Translational Center Zurich (WTZ) and professor for autonomous mobile robots at ETH Zurich. He studied mechanical engineering at ETH, brought up a spin-off company, spent ten years as professor at EPF Lausanne, was vice president of ETH Zurich and held visiting positions at Stanford University and NASA Ames. He is and was the coordinator of multiple European projects and co-founder of half a dozen spin-off companies. He is IEEE Fellow, recipient of the IEEE RAS Inaba Technical Award and officer of the International Federation of Robotics Research (IFRR). He is in the editorial board of multiple journals in robotics and was a general chair of several conferences in robotics including IROS 2002, AIM 2007, FSR 2007 and ISRR 2009. His interests are in the design and navigation of wheeled, walking and flying robots operating in complex and highly dynamical environments.
Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication: Principle Investigator
Affiliation: Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich
Project: Perception and geometric modelling of materials with unpredictable geometry
Email: Prof. Dr. Roland Siegwart