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Community Event | Café Scientifique


Legged Robots – Science, Technology and Applications

Robots change the way we work. After robotic systems have revolutionized how we manufacture goods and fulfill logistics, take for example, the automotive industry or an Amazon warehouse, the next generation of robots is on the verge to take over tasks outside of specialized factory building. At ETH Zurich, Dr. Farshidian works on autonomous legged robots for real-world tasks such as inspections in industrial sectors, sewer systems, and many more. In this talk, he will discuss what to expect in the future of autonomous mobile robots, and he will present the results on how robots can control their motion based on the latest research in predictive control and learning.

Farbod Farshidian is a senior research assistant at Robotic System Lab, ETH Zurich. In his research, he focuses on the motion planning and control of the mobile robots, with the aim of developing algorithms and techniques that can endow robotic platforms to operate autonomously in real-world applications. Farbod received his Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in 2017 on motion planning and control of legged systems. Since January 2018, he is a researcher at Robotic System Lab, ETH Zurich.

Door opens at 18h30. Event starts at 19h00.
This event is FREE of charge. Please drop by early to grab a drink/snack as a sign of support to the location.


A Café Scientifique is a forum, where for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can participate in the discussion of current scientific issues in the relaxing, informal setup of a Café!

The Cafés Scientifiques are organized by Dr. Sahar El Khoury and Life Science Zurich and supported by Science et Cité. They take place in general once a month in Zürich.

How does it work?

  • A Café Scientifique starts with conversations in small groups about the topic to break the ice, fill the glasses, and concretize our knowledge about the subject.
  • Afterwards, there is a short talk (usually about 15/20 min) by an expert speaker.
  • This is followed by approximately half an hour of questions and answers and general discussion.

What subjects will be discussed ? Any scientific subject that is of interest to the general public.

Who are the invited speakers? The invited speakers are researchers from UZH/ETHZ.