Highlights in 2017

Hyperloop One: Building The Range Extender For Autonomous Urban Mobility

Doug leads Hyperloop One's software, systems development, safety and project management office teams. He's an accomplished technology leader with 25 years of experience that extends from software development to infrastructure design to cloud, web, consumer transportation, and computer graphics systems. He was named a Hewlett Packard Fellow in 2010 (one of less than 40 out of HP's 300K+ employees) and his project, Movielink received the 2002 President's Award from Sony Corporation. Previously, Doug worked for HP as Global Chief Technology Officer, HP Openstack Professional Services. Doug has led the technology for what is now Activision Blizzard, Lucas Digital Ltd, and Paramount Pictures' UPN Network (now the CW). Additionally, he led HP's portion of several game-changing initiatives including the MagicBand for the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and NikeID for Nike Corp.

Robots leaving the production halls – an overview of current Autonomous Systems projects

Roland Siegwart (1959) is Full Professor for Autonomous Systems at ETH since 2006 and Co-Director of the Wyss Translational Center Zürich since 2015. He was Vice President Research and Corporate Relations of the same Institution from 2010 to 2014. After a Master and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zurich, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, senior researcher at ETH and R&D director at MECOS Traxler AG. From 1996 to 2006 he was Professor for autonomous robots at the EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland and member of the board of directors at the School of Engineering (2002-06).
Roland Siegwart is a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, IEEE Fellow and officer of the International Federation of Robotics Research (IFRR). He served as Vice President (2004/05) and AdCom Member (2007/10) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and was a member of the final decision body of the German Excellence Initiative. He is co-founder of multiple successful spin-off companies in robotics and related fields and is/was board member of various Swiss institutions and foundations.
He is a strong promoter of project based learning as a key asset in engineering education and sustainable industrial alliances for accelerating technology transfer and innovation.
Roland Siegwart's research interests are in the design and control of robots and systems operating in complex and highly dynamical environments. His major goal is to find new ways to deal with uncertainties and enable the design of highly interactive and adaptive systems. Prominent application examples are walking quadrupeds, personal and service robots, planetary exploration robots, autonomous micro-aircrafts and driver assistant systems.

Autonomous Systems for Critical Safety Applications: Case of Studies in Aerospace and Nuclear Fields

Dr. Hamza Boukabache is a project leader at CERN and the deputy head of radiation instrumentation and logistics section. He is currently leading a team in charge of the development of new generation of autonomous ionizing radiation monitors.
Hamza has previously worked in aerospace field for various aircrafts and helicopters programs with responsibilities in development projects which include: embedded avionics, robotized tests benches for Airbus final assembly lines, predictive maintenance systems for rotary wings … 
He obtained his PhD degree in Micro and Nano-Systems in 2013 and he was awarded for his work in heterogeneous aircraft structural health monitoring. He had his master degree in electronic and automatic control from the French Institute of Applied Science in 2009. He also had the same year a master degree in micro technology from the University of Toulouse in France.


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