Mobsya is a spin-off of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
aiming at performing robotics research and promote it to the general
public. Its main activity consist in developing and producing
miniature mobile robots for research and for education, as well as
organizing public events where robotics is introduced to the general public.
Expertise. The expertise of this non-profit organization comes from the long
tradition of mobile robot design developed at EPFL within the
Laboratoire de Systme Robotiques (LSRO) by Francesco Mondada. Himself
and a group of robotics researchers and event organizers form the
steering committee of Mobsya ˙ The staff of Mobsya is variable depending
on the projects, is partially based on volunteering and is centered
around one core person, Michael Bonani. Dr Bonani has co-developed several well known robotics systems such as (i) the e-puck educational
robot, used by more than 50 universities worldwide, (ii) the s-bot
robot, developed within the swarm-bot european project, considered as a
success-story by the European commission, (iii) the Foot-bot / marXbot
and the Hand-bot, both developed within the Swarmanoid European project,
also considered as a success-story by the European commission. Mobsya
has ongoing collaborations on educational robotic with the Swiss
National Center of Competences in Research in robotics, a national
project coordinating the robotics research in Switzerland. Role of
Mobsya. Mobsya has strong competences in the mechatronic design of
miniature mobile robots.
Role in ASCENS. In ASCENS, Mobsya will support and adapt the mobile robots used in the
swarm robotics case study (WP 7). In particular Mobsya will design and manufacture
a set of new robotics modules fitting the needs of the robotics application. These modules will be
mounted on existing platforms owned by IRIDIA and EPFL. Furthermore, Mobsya will contribute to the WP 8 activities in assembling a catalogue of challenges, solutions, and best practices.
Finally, Mobsya will contribute with robotics development tools to WP 6.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 13:13