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Roland Siegwart

— Professor for Autonomous Systems and Vice President Research and Corporate Relations, ETH Zurich

Mobile robot design and navigation - localization and mapping, planning in dynamic environments, human–robot interaction, locomotion concepts for rough terrain, mobile micro-robots, space rovers, autonomous cars and unmanned aerial vehicles
Roland Siegwart is a full professor for Autonomous Systems and Vice President Research and Corporate Relations at ETH Zurich since 2006 and 2010 respectively. From 1996 to 2006 he was associate and later full professor for Autonomous Microsystems and Robots at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Roland Siegwart is 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 for Technical Activities (2004/05) and was awarded Distinguished Lecturer (2006/07) and is currently an AdCom Member (2007-2011) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He leads a research group of around 30 people working in the fields of robotics, mechatronics and product design. Roland Siegwart was a general chair of several conferences in robotics including IROS 2002, AIM 2007, FSR 2007, ISRR 2009 and is a co-founder of multiple successful spin-off companies in robotics. Siegwart is founder and cofounder of various high-tech startups, such as Shockfish Communication Ltd. (1999), BlueBotics Ltd. (2001), or ALSTOM Inspection Robotics Ltd. (2006).