MIRobotics strives to invent and introduce modular, man-packable inspection and monitoring robots into fish farming and environmental monitoring, contributing to a healthier environment. The flagship of the technological innovation is the bio-inspired, low disturbance and long endurance robot. In the long run, we will provide different sensor and actuation modules enabling agile adaptation to more applications.
We have been active in the field of Marine robotics for the past 10 years, and in the new field of applied bio-inspired swimming robots for the past 3 years. We believe that using our experiences, expertise in this field, and the feedback we received during the promotion of our technology at exhibition such as STIL 2018 and Hannover Messe 2018 (in cooperation with the NCCR robotics), we will be able to provide our future customers with precise and efficient means to their monitoring and inspection tasks.
Besides economic advantages that this project can bring to investors and shareholders, society itself will benefit directly from employment by our technology. Disguised as a swimming animal, tighter monitoring in fish-farms results in indirect health benefits for consumers. By integrating our platform for tight spatial and temporal monitoring of waste water treatments plants, higher quality of recycling, without remarkable increase of cost for the general public is achieved, resulting in a cleaner environment and thus better quality of life. The aim for us as entrepreneurs is thus to develop a company able to create jobs, contribute to the development of the robot-assisted inspection industry and profit from this emerging market, in a sustainable way.
June 29, 2018: We are excited to pass the first stage of Venture Kick. We brought home 10,000CHF which helps us in developing and promoting our technology. Check the official press release here.
April 15, 2018: We are featured at RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY news of Hannover Messe 2018 as "Robots help save the environment". MIRobotics is sharing the stand of the Swiss National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCR) at HANNOVER MESSE 2018 to unveil a new eel-like swimming robot for environmental monitoring. read the complete news here.
April 10-22, 2018: We are excited that MIRobotics has been shortlisted to win the 2018 Global Meetup Wildcard!
March 1st, 2018: We will be at the 5th edition of Lausanne's Technology and Innovation Exhibition, Salon des Technologies et de l'Innovation de Lausanne, @SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL, Lausanne. Meet us there at BioRob booth.
Control engineer with Ph.D. in Marine Robotics. Eight years of experience and research in European scientific projects with distinctive contributions for autonomous underwater vehicles at IST, Dynamical Systems and Ocean Robotics Laboratory. Three years of experience contributing to the development, navigation, and control of bio-inspired swimming robots at EPFL, Biorobotics laboratory. He is enthusiastic about building efficient bio-inspired robots that co-exist with other species in the ecosystem.
After realizing his M.Sc. in Bio-Mechatronics lab. at TU Ilmenau, Peter pursued his Ph.D. at EPFL, Biorobotics laboratory. The development of small, low-cost and human-friendly quadruped robots, inspired by small mammals, deepened his knowledge of bio-inspired mechatronic designs. His passion is the integration of intelligent and often compliant mechanics with efficient solutions for electronics and control to create a harmonic mechatronic system. He is continuing the role of mechatronic designer and building on research work, to contribute keeping our environment safe and healthy.
Auke Ijspeert is a full professor at the EPFL (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne), and head of the Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob). He has a B.Sc./M.Sc. in physics from the EPFL (1995), and a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh (1999). He carried out postdocs at IDSIA and EPFL, and at the University of Southern California (USC). He then became a research assistant professor at USC, and an external collaborator at ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research institute) in Japan. In 2002, he came back to the EPFL as an SNF assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in October 2009 and to full professor in April 2016. His primary affiliation is with the Institute of Bioengineering, and secondary affiliation with the Institute of Mechanical Engineering.