FORA.tv Speaker - Peter Fankhauser

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Biography

Peter Fankhauser is a student of Robotics, Systems, and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich). He works part-time as control and mechanics specialist at Skybotix, where he helps develop micro helicopters. At the 2011 Universum Award, he was nominated and won in the category, "Innovation Student of the Year." He founded and leads a team of thirteen students taking part in a one-year project to develop a robot that balances and drives on a single ball, thus moving in an elegant, organic way. The team has been invited to give several presentations and exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany, Scotland, and the US. In the fall of 2011, he will conduct a six-month internship at the Florida Institute of Machine and Human Cognition.

1 Program

Robot Revolution: From the Lab to the World

09.30.11 | 01:25:36 min | 0 comments