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Final reports on CURVACE project have been published

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The European Commision has launched a press release about CURVACE project, which has triggered the publication of a high number of news articles worldwide

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Our new library of visual filters has been released. It contains all algorithmic and software solutions developed during CURVACE project to be applied to curved artificial compound eyes

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Our article published in PNAS has been featured in Nature Research Highlights

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The release of the first CurvACE prototype published in PNAS has had wide media coverage

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See the CurvACE prototype embedded on a wheeled robot and detecting motion in a new Youtube video

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The scientific article "Miniature curved artificial compound eyes" published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, displaying the first prototype of CURVACE, is already available online

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The workshop "Compound Eyes: from Biology to Technology" took place in the castle of Tübingen, Germany, with a prominent attendance of scientists and industry members.

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Workshop on Compound Eyes: from Biology to Technology, Tübingen, Germany March 26-28, 2013

Please note that the deadline for registration and poster submission has been extended to February 22.


A preliminary program of the workshop "Compound Eyes: from Biology to Technology" is now published online

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Registration for the workshop "Compound Eyes: from Biology to Technology" is now open.

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The paper "Quantifying information transfer through a head attached vibrotactile display: principles for design and control" has been awarded with the best 2012 PhD paper in NCCR Robotics.

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The workshop "Compound Eyes: from Biology to Technology" has been announced. It will take place in Tubingen, Germany, in March 26-28 2012, bringing together students, researchers, and industry from Neuroscience, Perception, Microsystems Technology, Applied Optics, and Robotics.

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The article "Vision Tape - a flexible compound camera for motion detection and proximity estimation" is displayed in the Front Cover of issue 5 of volume 12 of IEEE Sensors Journal

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CURVACE has a new article published in the Proceedings of the 2nd European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition 2011 (FET 11)

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UNIVMED received the "Best Student Paper Award - First Place" at IEEE Sensors 2011 conference (Limerick, Ireland) for the realization of a novel visual motion sensor, which is particularly tiny and accurate

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A novel deflection sensing method for curvature monitoring has been presented by EPFL in the paper "Contactless deflection sensor for soft robots" at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS 2011 in San Francisco, USA

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UNIVMED has published an article on the outdoor performances of novel motion sensors inspired by the vision system of insects in Journal of Field Robotics

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CURVACE has been covered in the issue of May of research*eu FOCUS magazine

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29.04.2011 The novel optoelectronic chip for CURVACE is out of fabrication

04.04.2011 CURVACE project has been prominently featured by Prof. Dario Floreano in an invited lecture at Harvard University.

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Read the article in The Harvard Crimson here

22.02.2011 The design of the novel optoelectronic chip for CURVACE has been sent for fabrication

EPFL has published a report on bio-inspired novel solutions for flight altitude regulation in Current Biology.

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UNIVMED has published a novel bio-inspired strategy for flight control in aerial robots in IEEE Transactions on Robotics.

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22.03.2010 The design and fabrication of the novel optoelectronic chip has been launched.


Prof. Dario Floreano has been guest speaker in the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. He introduced CURVACE as potential tool for next-generation robots.

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09.11.2009 void The project kick-off meeting has taken place in EPFL with the participation of all the members of the consortium.