Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2015
    Assistant Professor, Director of the Vision for Robotics Lab at ETH Zurich, Switzerland and Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh, UK

  • 2013 – 2015
    Chancellor's Fellow and Lecturer (i.e. Assistant Professor) at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

  • 2010 – 2013
    Deputy Director, Senior Researcher & Lecturer at the Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich

  • 2006 – 2010
    PhD Candidate & Research Associate at the Robot Vision Group, Imperial College London, UK

  • 2001 – 2005
    BA, MEng & MA in Information and Computing Engineering at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • I have been participating in various national (swiss) and international robotics projects with my team, some of which are:

  • NCCR Robotics (, researching technologies as part of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Robotics Research towards intelligent robots to improve our quality of life,

  • AEROWORKS (, investigating the technologies to enable collaboration of multiple small aircraft equipped with manipulators for the purpose of industrial inspection,

  • SHERPA (, aiming at developing a robotic team to aid alpine search and rescue,

  • myCopter (, researching the technologies necessary for automating personal aerial transportation,

  • sFly (, building a small swarm of micro helicopters equipped with cameras to autonomously map a disaster area (article in IEEE Spectrum).


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