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Scientific Awards


  • Ludovic Righetti was designated by New York University Provost’s Office, together with the Tandon School of Engineering as the Vivian G. Prins Global Scholar at New York University for 2018-2019.
    Ludovic Righetti


  • Cédric de Crousaz receives an ETH Medal 2017 for his excellent master thesis, which he did at the Autonomous Motion Department (supervision by Ludovic Righetti and Sebastian Trimpe). - More Information
  • Julian Viereck receives the ETH Medal for his outstanding master thesis on “Learning to Hop Using Guided Policy Search” (Handed out to < 2.5 % of all master theses per year at ETH Zurich). He did his master thesis at the Movement Generation and Control Group under the supervision of A. Herzog and L. Righetti. - More Information
    Julian Viereck Ludovic Righetti Alexander Herzog


  • The paper "A Convex Model of Humanoid Momentum Dynamics for Multi-Contact Motion Generation" by Brahayam Ponton, Alexander Herzog, Stefan Schaal and Ludovic Righetti was Finalist for the Best Interactive Session Award at the 2016 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robotics. 10 finalists out of 283 submitted / 186 accepted papers.
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    Brahayam Ponton Alexander Herzog Stefan Schaal Ludovic Righetti
  • The paper "Stepping Stabilization Using a Combination of DCM Tracking and Step Adjustment" by Majid Khadiv, Sébastien Kleff, Alexander Herzog, Ali Moosavian, Stefan Schaal and Ludovic Righetti was Finalist for the Best Paper Award at the 4th RSI International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ICROM).
    Majid Khadiv Alexander Herzog Stefan Schaal Ludovic Righetti
  • Ludovic Righetti receives the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2016. It is awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It is considered the most prestigious award in Germany for early career researchers across all disciplines who have established an independent scientific career since having gained their doctorates. - More Information
    Ludovic Righetti
  • Ludovic Righetti receives the IEEE-RAS Early Career Award (Academic) for "his contributions to the theory of, and experiments in, robot locomotion and manipulation". It is awarded by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society to “individuals in the early stage of their career who have made an identifiable contribution or contributions which have had a major impact on the robotics and/or automation fields”. - More Information
    Ludovic Righetti


  • Ludovic Righetti received an ERC Starting Grant (2015-2020) for his project CONT-ACT: Control of contact interactions for robots acting in the world. - More Information
    Ludovic Righetti