Initiated in 2014, the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication aims to revolutionise architecture through the seamless combination of digital technologies and physical building processes. Over 60 researchers from six different academic disciplines collaborate to develop ground-breaking technologies for tomorrow’s construction. Their research allows Switzerland to take a leading position within the global field of digital fabrication. The NCCR Digital Fabrication is the first NCCR focused on architecture and construction funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Initiated at ETH Zurich, it is partnered with EPF Lausanne, the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Empa.Read more
Whole-Body MPC and Online Gait Sequence Generation for Wheeled-Legged Robots
Our roller-walking robot ANYmal equipped with actuated wheels performs hybrid locomotion in challenging environments.Journal article submitted to IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) and IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2021 in Xi’an,…
Robotic Fabrication in AEC
NCCR Alumnus Alexander Walzer presents DFAB HOUSE as part of a discussion on streamlining design processes. Part of Computational AEC Melbourne 24 September 2020.
DFAB HOUSE may have opened and now be an occupied house, but that doesn’t mean that the project is over. Far from it. In fact, the house is now in the first phase of longitudinal studies to see just how well digitally fabricated objects hold up. Initial results are in, and they show that actually,…
Robotic Embankment Prototype
ROBOTIC EMBANKMENT PROTOTYPE, Summer 2020, ETH Zurich.Free-form autonomous formation in terrain with HEAP.This experiment with HEAP (Hydraulic Excavator for Autonomous Purposes) demonstrates our latest research in on-site and mobile digital fabrication with found materials. The embankment prototype…
The New Normal webinar series: Reconciling career and family in Switzerland: What do STEM women experience?
Christina Seyler: Keynote, «Reconciling career and family in Switzerland: What do STEM women experience?»Second half: Speed networking trial (with predetermined questions)Christina SeylerShort bioChristina Seyler holds a degree in chemical engineering…
The New Normal webinar series: Research into “New” Work Processes
Research into “New” Work ProcessesUniversity: Prof. Dr. Gudela Grote (ETH ZH): «No new normal in sight: Opportunities for experimenting with new work practice»Private sector: Dr. des. Patricia Widmer (Uni SG): «Corona: different effects on men and women»Prof. Dr. Gudela GroteShort bioGudela Grote is Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology…
The New Normal webinar series: Corporate Policy Changes? The Employer’s Perspective
Corporate Policy Changes? The Employer’s PerspectiveDr. Sandra Berenbold (CEO at enegry factory St. Gallen AG): «Leading in the New Normal – Dos & Don’ts for a real new work transition»Nora Keller, PhD (Uni SG): «Covid-19 Policy Changes: Unintended Adverse Consequences for Women?»Sandra BerenboldShort…
The New Normal webinar series: Tales from the Home Office
Sharing struggles, successes, surprises, funny anecdotes, bizarre moments, surreal experiences and lessons for the futureLink upon registration.
The New Normal webinar series: New Work Culture?!? – Wish vs. Reality
Alexandra ClootsShort bioProf. Dr. Alexandra Cloots is head of the HR panel New Work of the OST – Ostschweizer Fachhochschule in St.Gallen. Her area of reseach interest is the innovative design of organisations and leadership in the age of Smart & New Work.AbstractComing soonLink upon registration.
The New Normal webinar series: Panel Discussion, “Lessons Learned: Making Lemonade in a Lockdown”
Panel Discussion, “Lessons Learned: Making Lemonade in a Lockdown”Moderator: Sarah Springman Panelists: Christina Seyler, Gudela Grote, Patricia Widmer, Nora Keller, Alexandra Cloots/ Alexandra BernhardtSarah SpringmanShort bioSarah Springman has been Professor for Geotechnical Engineering at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of…