Investigations on the Flexibility of ultra-thin Fiber Reinforced Plastic Layups for the use in Deployable Structures
This thesis aims to get a fundamental understanding on the influence of an ultra-thin composite structure layup on the packagability of a deployable device. Therefore suitable tests have to be developed, investigating the minimum bending radius which will lead to a suitable failure prediction model.
Design of a Robotic System for Cardiac Surgery
In cardiac surgery an increasing number of interventions are shifting to catheter-based approaches. They are minimally invasive, but because of the missing view to the operating field additional intraoperative imaging is required. However, this leads to an exposure of radiation to the patient as wel
Characterizing Folding and Deployment Behavior of a foldable ultrathin Composite Heart Stent Device
This thesis aims to characterize the folding and deployment behaviour of an ultra-thin fiber reinforced composite shell for a TAVI-Heart stent application. Therefore a testing-setup needs to be developed to observe the highly non-linear behaviour during the single packaging and deployment stages.
Requirements for Crime Prediction Models
The aim of this master thesis is to outline the requirements of a crime prevention IS for the police. More specifically, what are the needs and expectations of the different roles within the police force (e.g. analyst and dispatcher) in respect to crime prediction models in production.
Decentralized Visual Place Recognition in the Real World
Make design decisions for a decentralized multi-robot SLAM experiment setup from the perspective of place recognition.
Continuous Fabrication and Subsequent Consolidation of Hybrid Bicomponent Fibers
The commissioning of a new setup for the fabrication of bicomponent fibers requires the execution of two parameter studies: one for the spinning of the glass core and one for the coating process. Subsequently, the consolidation behavior of the bicomponent fibers shall be investigated experimentally.
Thermomechanical Consolidation Model
This work shall obtain the needed material characteristics and develop a thermomechanical consolidation model for bicomponent fibers based on the similarities of the microscopic mechanisms to those occurring in sintering.
Communication for a (Real) Group of Robots
Evaluate, from a very practical perspective, how robots can communicate in a multi-robot field experiment.
What is the Best Visual Place Recognition Sensing Strategy for a Multirotor? 360° Cameras?
Multi-rotors can move quite freely in space. Doing place recognition from cameras with a restricted field of view might not be the best idea - what is?
Simulating decentralized multi-robot SLAM
Make a full simulation of a decentralized multi-quadrotor SLAM system, in preparation for real world experiments.
Learning Battery-Efficient Sampling Policies for Human Activity Recognition
You will use reinforcement learning to train an adaptive human activity recognition system for smartphone sensor data that is battery-efficient in continuous (24/7) monitoring of mobility behaviors.
M.Sc. Thesis: Unsupervised learning from multi-modal data for 3D Semantic Segmentation
The purpose of 3D reconstruction is to model with the highest possible accuracy our environments. Research on the topic focuses especially on improving the quality of the geometry in order to obtain models that are close to reality or making it faster in real-time.
Tag based ground truth for evaluating SLAM across several rooms/outdoors
Develop a tag-based system to provide an absolute (ground truth) position estimate.
Trajectory estimation and scene reconstruction from any YouTube video!
Title says it all
PhD student in Plasma / Thin Films / Surface Science interactions for magnetic nuclear fusion devices
The PhD work concerns experimental studies of plasma cleaning of so-called first mirrors for future fusion facilities, such as ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor).
M.Sc. Thesis: 3D Reconstruction with Thermal Images
3D automated registration task: align a set of 2D thermal images of a building with corresponding RGB images or with a 3D model of the same building in order to visualize and estimate thermal properties in 3D. The thermal images will be collected jointly with RGB images.
Development of Impedance Controller for the VariLeg Exoskeleton
VariLeg is an exoskeleton designed to enable paraplegics to walk over natural terrain and everyday obstacles. After training intensively for multiple months, the VariLeg team and one of their two paraplegic pilots successfully participated in the Cybathlon 2016.
Internship Opportunity in the VariLeg exoskeleton project (unpaid)
VariLeg is an exoskeleton designed to enable paraplegics to walk over natural terrain and everyday obstacles. After training intensively for multiple months, the VariLeg team and one of their two paraplegic pilots successfully participated in the Cybathlon 2016.
Organ Surface Prediction from Incomplete Data
The goal of this thesis is to develop a deep learning-based method for reconstruction of organ surfaces from MR imaging data in situations where only incomplete imaging volumes are available.
Synthetic Weed Adversarial Generator
Convolutional Neuronal Networks (CNNs) are showing remarkable performance on many computer vision tasks. Due to their large parameter space, they require many labeled samples when trained in a supervised fashion. Hence, this project aims to generate realistic synthetic weed images (labeled) using GAN
Adaptivity for Meshless Metal Cutting Simulations
Adaptivity is an interesting concept in scientific computing where more numerical effort is spent in areas of interest than in uninteresting areas. This project concerns itself with introducing adaptive concepts to a meshless metal cutting solver
Numerische Repräsentation von 3D Zerspangeometrien
Bewegliche interfaces kommen in vielen wissenschaftlichen und engineering Anwendungen vor. Die Entstehung neuer Oberflächen steht im Mittelpunkt des Zerspanungsprozesses. Dieses Projekt umfasst deshalb die Entwicklung eines robusten Rechentools zur impliziten Geometrierepräsentation in 3D.
Comperative Study of Objective Stress Rates
A wide array of objective stress rates are available in the literature. This projects concerns it self with preparing comparative simulations regarding a number of these stress rates using our in house meshless solver.
Advanced Visualization of Metal Cutting Simulations
Metal cutting simulations, or simulations in continuum mechanics in general produce tensorial data (i.e. the stress).
Integration of BIPV in Dense Urban Settings on Building and Community Scale
Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) are an important technology to maximize the local production of renewable electricity in buildings. Their implementation, however, creates challenges in architectural and technical integration. Their exposure raises aesthetic and constructive challenges for new buildings, while the potential for overproduction makes adequate energy management a priority.
FlyDeep: Image-based count and size determination of insect larvae for waste bioconversion with deep learning
We will develop a deep-learning approach to count and estimate the size of insect larvae in images to benefit waste treatment in developing countries.
Investigation of a novel morphing skin concept
Morphing wings use a combination of materials, actuators, and structures to overcome many disadvantages attributed to conventional wings. With the goal of developing more efficient aircraft wings, different morphing concepts have been developed at CMAS Lab. Variable camber morphing is used to adjust the generated lift distribution of a wing, thereby enabling to control the local lift and therefore the overall lift distribution. By achieving aerodynamically optimal deformed airfoil shapes, and by using a compliant skin without any gaps in the surface, typical for conventional aircraft, the drag of the airfoil can be minimized, improving the wing’s aerodynamic efficiency. In order to enable such deformations, part of the wing skin needs to be able to adjust its length.
Postdoc project: Synergistic effects between immune peptides
This project unravels the mystery of the mechanism of AMP synergistic effects, where different types of AMPs assemble into hybrid peptides for presenting a desired function.
Internship (paid) in Sustainability in Business Lab at ETH Zurich
We are looking for an intern (80-100%, 6-12 months, paid) for the newly founded Sustainability in Business Lab (‘sus.lab’), which will channel sustainability research into application in industry and public organizations with the goal of maximizing sustainability impact in practice.
Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing of Concrete Structures
As a generic principle additive manufacturing cannot only be used to create small parts but is also explored in the area of building technologies to fabricate complex concrete structures. The task of this thesis is to develop a working prototype of a concrete extruder.
Integrating Novel Hole Transport Materials in Perovskite based Solar Cells
Intense research on organo-metal halide perovskite–based solar cells has led to a rapid improvement in power conversion efficiencies from 3.8 to >21% over the last 6 years. Although the perovskite solar cells show great potential, several science and engineering challenges need to be addressed.
Mapping bone cells in vivo within their 3D environment
Bone remodeling is a dynamic process that requires coordinated interactions between different bone cell types. In order to further our understanding in bone metabolism, these cellular networks and their micro-environments must be investigated locally in a site specific manner.
High accuracy mobile manipulation
The goal of this project is to investigate how an end-effector-centric sensing and control system for a mobile manipulator impact system performance in tracking desired trajectories in Cartesian space.
Using games to assess the ecological value of Swiss grasslands. A contribution to an agricultural economic approach
The main idea of the master thesis is to participate to the evaluation of grasslands ecosystem services (ES) in Switzerland by using participatory approaches with the stakeholders. The thesis should contribute to have a set of values (biophysical, economic and social assessment) for grasslands ES.
Student Research Assistant
The ADRL is looking for a student research assistant (Hilfs-Assistant) for the next three months.
Reinforcement Learning for Informative Path Planning with UAVs
The main objective of this project is to develop a reinforcement learning (RL)-based algorithm for UAVs operating in terrain monitoring scenarios
Current use of games in research about ecosystem services?
The main idea of the master thesis is to participate to the evaluation of grasslands ecosystem services (ES) in Switzerland by using participatory approaches with the stakeholders. The thesis should contribute to have a set of values (biophysical, economic and social assessment) for grasslands ES.
Object tracking for augmented reality building construction
This project considers a object tracking system to be used as the back-end for an augmented reality building construction system. Different project options are available to expand the capabilities of the existing system.
Master thesis proposal: Predicting companies success with the help of natural language processing
The brick-and-mortar financial industry is becoming under pressure from its e-commerce and increasingly non-financial competitors. Customers request an increasingly more extensive and better service. This project is about building the foundation of such a service.
Design and Control of a Base for Mobile Manipulation
This project is about mobile manipulation with a force controllable arm. The goal is to design a mobile base that allows the manipulator to extend its range while safely navigate in indoor environments and collaborate with other robots or humans.
Design and Control of a Torque Controlled Arm Exoskeleton
Together the Robotic Systems Lab and the Sensory-Motor Systems Lab, will develop a new generation of the ARMin exoskeleton ( ). Which will be more transparent and allow for highly sensitive torque control. ( ).
Design and control of a thrust vectoring UAV
The design and development of a simple thrust-vectoring micro aerial vehicle and its control approach
Scientific Assistant (HiWi or internship) in embedded system programming
The Mobile Health Systems Lab (MHSL) in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST) of ETH Zurich is offering a scientific research assistant position in embedded system programming starting in December 2017. The position is offered within the Hochschulmedizin Zurich SleepLoop project
Bluetooth Embedded System for Parkinson Study (C++ Firmware Coding)
C++ Coding for a low power SoC microcontroller wearable device that helps people with Parkinson's Disease to move. Duration approx. 6 months for Master Thesis or approx. 3 month for Bachelor Thesis.
Mobile Manipulation with a Force-Controllable Arm
This project is about mobile manipulation with a force controllable arm. The goal is to enable a mobile robot to pick objects and to place / hold them for further assembly or welding in collaboration with other robots or humans.
Insilico Cell Mechanics: Finite Element Modelling of cell behaviour in mechanical characterisation
In our group we experimentally analyze the resistance of cells to substrate deformations. In the present project we plan to generate a finite element model of the cell response to biaxial stretching and use it to estimate cell stiffness from the experimental outcomes.
Machine Learning for Short-Term Crime Prediction
The aim of this master thesis is to develop a crime prediction model on street level for a Swiss city.
Development of vesicles for localized treatment of psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that drastically impairs the quality of life of patients. Nowadays topical therapy is the most commonly used initial treatment but conventional formulations serve the purpose only to a limited extent. Therefore, novel treatment approaches are urgently needed. The aim of the project consists in developing vesicles able to penetrate transdermally and elicit a targeted localized effect. Vesicles are developed to maintain the drug active over time, to facilitate its penetration through the skin and to deliver the active compound to the specific area. To achieve a continuous supply of drug over time, drug carriers are embedded into electrospun fibers which are expected to progressively degrade and release the vesicles continuously.
Systematic selection of post-processing (PP) for complex internal structures of metal Additive Manufacturing (AM)
Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing as it is referred to in the media, is a group of manufacturing technologies which are capable to produce complex, three dimensional objects without the need for individual tooling. Today processes like selective laser melting (SLM) are capable to produce d
Informatiker/in bzw. Software-Ingenieur/in
Das Institut für Robotik und Kognitive Systeme (Direktor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. A. Schweikard) sowie das Institut für Medizintechnik (Direktor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. T. Buzug) der Universität zu Lübeck planen die Errichtung eines Open Labs for Robotics and Imaging in Medicine (OL-RIM).
Systematic investigation of the parameters for different materials of a new installed SLM machine by applying DoE
Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing as it is referred to in the media, is a group of manufacturing technologies which are capable to produce complex, threedimensional objects without the need for individual tooling. Today processes like selective laser melting (SLM) are capable to produce direct parts in end-user quality out of metal. The processes offer an almost unlimited freedom in design and an economic production of individual parts and by this AM helps to overcome the limitations of conventional processes.
Learning to Locomote via Guided Policy Search
The aim of this project is to explore algorithms for learning policies for legged locomotion using the framework of Guided Policy Search (GPS), a direct policy search method which combines Trajectory Optimization (TO) and Reinforcement Learning (RL).
Investigation of the opportunities of filament metal printing (FMP) and comparison to selective laser melting (SLM)
Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing as it is referred to in the media, is a group of manufacturing technologies which are capable to produce complex, threedimensional objects without the need for individual tooling. Today processes like selective laser melting (SLM) are capable to produce direct parts in end-user quality out of metal. In the last two years a new process, FMP, came on the market. This new process requires less machine costs and has a potential to become the next brake through technology in the AM technology. However, up to now, the material properties, the shrinkage and the tolerances are not understand.
Investigation of high performance plastics for additive manufacturing (AM) - PEEK and PEI - on a FDM printer
Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing as it is referred to in the media, is a group of manufacturing technologies which are capable to produce complex, threedimensional objects without the need for individual tooling. Today processes like selective laser melting (SLM) are already capable to produce direct parts in end-user quality out of metal. However, up to now processes like fused deposition modeling (FDM) were used for plastic rapid prototypes with limited mechanical and chemical material properties. p|dz acquires an FDM printer for PEEK and and PEI. This printer is capable to produce e.g. medical implants in end-user quality.
Master Thesis - Simulating crime in Switzerland
Build an Agent-based model to simulate crime in Switzerland using novel data sources as proxies for human activity.
Shape it up: controlled cell morphology relation to mechanical properties
In our group we experimentally characterize the mechanical properties of cells. In the present project we plan to develop and optimize microstructure fabrication techniques to drive cell attachment to well defined patterns to achieve controlled cell shape.
Integrated Photonics and Plasmonics - Nonlinear Photonics for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications
This thesis provides an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in modelling of photonic structures using advanced simulation tools as well as in fabrication and characterization of the modelled structures at the state-of-the-art Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center.
Integrated Photonics and Plasmonics - Nonlinear Plasmonics
This thesis provides an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in nonlinear optics, integrated photonics and plasmonics. You will have the opportunity to work with advanced simulation to get experience in fabrication and characterization of integrated plasmonic devices.
Development of an Ultra Fast Disconnector for HVDC Circuit Breakers
Feasibility study of a disconnector for High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) circuit breakers based on piezoelectric or other solid state actuators, possibly in conjunction with bi-stable mechanical elements for energy storage.
Locomotion Control for a Wheel-on-Leg Robot in Unstructured Terrain
Locomotion of wheeled robots is limited by extreme terrain. In contrast, legged robots have the potential to overcome this by adapting their gaits. This project combines the advantages of both systems by developing a novel wheel-on-leg robot.
Hilfsassistierende MOODLE-Plattform
Wir suchen Studierende, um die Moodle-Plattformen "Physiology Lab" and "Exercise Physiology Lab" auszubauen.
Super-Resolution MRI
Master thesis in physics or biomedical engineering involving the development of a novel Magnetic Resonance Imaging method based on super-resolution optics. The project includes theoretical, experimental and processing tasks - an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with modern MRI technology.
Master Thesis: NutritionAvatar: Creating Intention to Eat Healthier: Food Diary based Avatar
In this thesis, you will use & improve an existing nutrition avatar app that predicts a user's health in 10 years based on his/current nutrition. Your avatar will be tested under real-life conditions and validated by real users via the Swiss mobile app stores.
Master Thesis: Swiss FoodTracker – App Validation Study
We plan to validate a salt/sodium intake tracking app called "Swiss FoodTracker". The app was completed in 2017 and during this thesis, we will compare its salt intake estimate versus state of the art instruments, such as paper-based and urine-sampling based methods and measure the app's accuracy.
Magnetic alignment of mass and heat transport channels for adsorption heat transformer
Mass and heat transport resistances are limiting the performance of commercial adsorption heat pump technology. In this project, we try to tailor mass and heat transport channel by magnetic alignment to facilitate the transport.
Master Thesis: BetterChoice: Purchase Feedback App
We will build a mobile application called BetterChoice. Our app aims to scan Swiss products and give nutritional feedback based on ingredient data. The app has 3 innovations: 1) evaluation purchase history long-term, 2) user-specific recommendations, 3) aggregating multiple product databases.
Nanofiber Based Sensors for Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are by-products of rapidly growing cells and commonly produced by organic decomposition. Their existence and concentrations are considered as quality indicators for many products as well as biomarkers in metabolic diseases. Furthermore, many volatile compounds are t
Development of Cancer Microtissues for the quantitative Performance Assessment of Radiotherapy using Nanoparticle Radioenhancers
Cancer therapy remains a global challenge. New conceptual approaches need to be developed in order to explore new, transformative therapies. In this project, you will develop a mini-tumour model to assess the efficiency of nanoparticle-enhanced radiotherapy.
A new temporary borehole sealing technique using granular polyacrylamide gel
The range of options for investigation of hydraulic behavior of aquifers from boreholes has been limited to rigid, cumbersome packers, and inflatable sleeves. In this thesis, the student will test a new temporary borehole sealing technique using soft grains of polyacrylamide gel as a sealing material. As our laboratory experiments show, low permeable temporary borehole grout can be created by compressing granular gel media in the borehole. Once loaded, local voids can be formed in the grout by locally injecting water at pressure greater than the compressive stress. These voids can act as local pump test sources, with all other locations in the borehole hydraulically isolated where local response pressure from the formation can be measured. This arrangement could be valuable for tomographic study of aquifers wherein hundreds of injection zones could be tested by simply pulling a specially engineered injection pipe vertically through the packed borehole. The student will test the proposed borehole sealing technique in a well characterized field site in Widen, Thur valley. The measured pressure responses will be then interpreted in order to infer hydraulic properties of the aquifer. Accordingly, reliability of parameters deduced from these new hydraulic tests will be evaluated.
Active Distributed Temperature Sensing to characterize flow in fractured aquifers
Quantification of flow and transport in fractured aquifers is a task of prime importance to water supply, oil and gas reservoirs, nuclear waste repositories, enhanced geothermal systems and heat storage that still provides many challenges. Generally, the data available from borehole hydrogeological investigations in fractured aquifers have rather low information content compared to the complexity of such systems characterized by strong heterogeneity at multiple scales. In order to better understand processes occurring in the fractured environments, novel characterization methods are required. Recently, it was demonstrated that temperature can be used as a tracer for monitoring groundwater flows and transport pathways. The advantage of using heat instead of chemical tracers is that heat is nontoxic, do not harm the environment and inexpensive. Moreover, by means of recently developed Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensors (FO-DTS) heat can be easily monitored in situ continuously in space and time. The student will conduct well controlled laboratory experiments in order to further improve FO-DTS methods in Active mode (heating element is deployed in the borehole in parallel with the FO cable). Conducting tests in a controlled environment will help to capture the complexity of coupled physical processes involved during the tests (diffusion, convection, turbulence), assess the sensitivity of the approach under different flow conditions and to optimize the experimental setup in order to image finer details of subsurface flow structures.
Design of a Shear Flow Cell for Fluorescence Depolarization Studies in Liquids at Cryogenic Conditions
A research project is being conducted to study fluorescence depolarization as a means to detect fluid rotations down to the molecular scale. In the context of the project, a flow cell for liquid oxygen at 77K has to be designed and tested
Master Thesis Project - Regulation of hematopoietic stem cells during development and disease
The research group of Prof. César Nombela-Arrieta in the Department of Hematology of the University Hospital Zürich is seeking a master student for a research project starting between December 2017 and August 2018. Please refer to the attached document for further information.
How do cells sense mechanical loading?
This project will investigate how cells sense mechanical loading and how sensing can be altered with ageing or tissue degeneration. The project is interdisciplinary and includes engineering and biology aspects. The thematic emphasis can be adjusted to the student's background and interests.
Active Structures through Auxetics
Auxetic structures possess negative Poisson ratios, i.e. when stretched in one direction, they tend to expand in the other two as well, and vice versa. We aim to exploit this in activating 3d printed multi-material structures.
Postdoc position at Polymer Physics @ ETH Zurich
We look for a postdoc who strengthens us in our efforts to develop thermodynamically founded simulation methods with applications to relevant problems. Participation in the education of students of materials science is expected.
Master theses in Polymer Physics @ ETH Zurich
We offer various master theses projects in the fields of Computational Polymer Physics and Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics. The Polymer Physics group is part of the Department of Materials Science.
Deployable Designs
Autonomous deployable structure is an active research field with many potential applications. We would like to be able to automatically generate shape which can be deployable.
Real-time Eye Tracking from Webcam Input
Let's track eyes reliably with just your laptop or phone.
Tricking the human brain: increasing body ownership in VR to enhance motor performance
The goal of this behavioral study is to understand how much does sensory integration (i.e. proprioception, visual, etc) contribute to the sense of embodiment (i.e. perception of a part of a body as part of the whole) and motor performance of a virtually presented hand using VR goggles.
Feasibility of AR (Augmented Reality) versus VR (Virtual Reality) for motor learning
The goal of this study is to compare two visualization techniques: Virtual Reality (through goggles) and augmented reality, to be used in conjunction to rehabilitation robotics.
Studying liver glucose metabolism and developing a model for the control of ex vivo perfused livers
A machine is being developed to keep a liver viable outside of the body for multiple days. Blood sugar level is a key parameter for physiological blood conditions and need to be controlled precisely.
Tricking the human: How much does vision bias a human self-perception estimation?
The goal of this behavioral study is to understand how much does visual stream influence a priori selected control strategies on a human. Human perception of their own VR arm’s properties might influences their motor performance.
Gaze and Cognitive State Estimation During Motor Learning Trainings using Camera
The goal of this thesis is to form a modular face tracking system, using cameras or similar hardware, to estimate the gaze and emotional or cognitive states of a human during robotictraining or therapy.
Topology Optimization of Composite Lattice Core Sandwich Structures for Bending Loading
The goal of this thesis is to carry out topology optimizations of sandwich structures with ultra-lightweight composite lattice cores, in order to increasing their specific performance under bending loading.
Estimating arm posture from an end-effector rehabilitation robot
The goal of this technical project is to evaluate different techniques to estimate the posture of the human arm (i.e. arm join angles) in real time using end-effector robots and other technologies (e.g. vision systems).
Master Thesis: Crime Prediction
Analyze novel data sources to predict crime in Switzerland - using machine learning or simulation methods on big data sets
Internet of Sleep Monitors
One of the biggest challenge in mobile health applications is the detection of inadequate use of the health device or system errors. Consequently, the probability of data loss or poor quality data is high. The wireless transmission and remote monitoring and analytics could overcome this problem. In
Motor Learning Studies with Novel Error Amplification Strategies
Robots can be employed to perturb subjects by amplifying their errors. The way these amplifications must be designed to maximize learning is still unknown. The topic of this thesis is to design novel error amplification strategies, implement them using robotics and VR, and run a feasibility study.
Relearning to walk with exoskeletons –effect of wearable robots on human motivation
The goal of this behavioral study is to evaluate the effect of haptic (robotic) guidance, no guidance and error amplification on learning to adapt to a new walking pattern. We are especially interested in evaluating the effect of the different strategies on subjects’ motivation.
Anti-inflammatory particles for the treatment of intervertebral disc degeneration
Goal of this project is to develop a novel anti-inflammatory microparticle formulation as a regenerative strategy for the intervertebral disc.
Study of active joint mechanisms
Active structures are structures that respond and adapt itself to best utilize its environment. This type of motion reacts to environmental pressure. We would like to investigate the different mechanisms and assess their applicability to multi-material 3D printing.
Real-time point-cloud compression, streaming and displaying on augmented reality glasses for teleoperation
In this framework, we would like to build complete end-to-end point cloud streaming system for teleoperation applications. The candidate is expected to setup the testbed for the framework and implement the software packages for the sensors, compression methods and AR display glasses.
Constructing and calibrating a generic model for latent HVAC energy demand for urban building energy modeling
The City Energy Analyst (CEA) is an open source tool for the analysis of urban energy systems. CEA aims to support planners and researchers in the analysis and optimization of building energy systems in urban districts. In hot and humid tropical climates latent cooling loads are responsible for a significant share of building energy demand. In order to assess the performance of different HVAC systems at the district scale, an accurate forecasting of latent loads in buildings is necessary.
3-6 month Internship in Neuroimaging
The Neuroimaging Group of the Balgrist Center in Zurich offers a 3-6 month internship in neuroimaging. The Balgrist Center is a fully equipped clinical and academic center for the acute care and rehabilitation of patients with any level and severity of spinal cord injury. It serves as a regional and international referral center for SCI with a focus in neurology and neuroimaging. The student will be tightly integrated in our world-leading lab at University of Zurich, primarily supervised by Dr. Freund.
Autonomous Driving for a Walking Excavator
The goal of the project is to implement autonomous driving/navigation on a walking excavator (Menzi Muck M545), considering the different steering modes, obstacles and the traversability in rough terrain. The student will have the opportunity to do hands on experiments with the excavator.
Low-delay stereoscopic 360° remote reality streaming for teleoperation
In this project, the candidate is expected to implement an end-to-end 360° stereoscopic visual communication system for teleoperation applications.
Investigating protein-metabolite interactions in E. coli
In this project, you will selectively perturb metabolite concentrations inside growing E. coli cells and characterize the dynamic metabolic response using state-of-the-art metabolomics techniques.
Lake Ice Detection using Webcam Images
Lake ice has recently been recognized as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV), related also to climate change and global warming studies. In a current project conducted by the PRS group and MeteoSwiss, several Swiss lakes are moni-tored by multiple webcams.
Efficient automated texture recognition and mapping for 3D city models
The purpose of dense 3D reconstruction is to obtain models that can be visualized on computers. Research on the topic focuses especially on improving the quality of the geometry in order to obtain models that are close to reality or making it faster in real-time.
Simplifizierung von Dreiecksmodellen unter Berücksichtigung Geometrischer und Radiometrischer Eigenschaften
The Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing lab implemented an algorithm for the image-based reconstruction of surface meshes. Thereby an initial approximation of the surface is successively refined in a coarse-to-fine scheme.

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