EPFL Lab guided tour: BIOROBOTICS LABORATORY

 

Biorobotics’ aim is to design more efficient robots based on locomotion solutions developed by the animal world. In such a way, it provides new research tools for biologists.
Whether flyers, swimmers, walkers or crawlers, animal species have developed a wide range of solutions to move efficiently in their environment. For biorobotics specialists, these models constitute a source of inspiration for designing robots able to evolve on all sorts of terrains.

In the future, biorobots will have increasingly varied applications, whether in environmental monitoring, agriculture, search-and-rescue to victims of disasters, or exploration of high risk areas too dangerous for humans or dogs.