Partners

7 institutions, 7 cultures

We are an European partnership

Seven partners from England, France, Germany and Switzerland collaborate to CrowdBot Projet. The consortium is composed of 1 large companies (SoftBank Robotics), 1 SME (Locomotec), 1 research organization (INRIA) and 4 academics (EPFL, ETHZ, RWTH and UCL). The CrowdBot partners have individual and complementary roles to meet the project's objectives.

Our partners

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology and is located in Lausanne, Switzerland.

EPFL is leader of WP 6 on ethical and safety issues. It will also highly contribute to WP3 (navigation) on the design of control architecture for fast and adaptive motion upon close encounters.

Aude Billard

Principal Investigator, Professor doctor

Aude Billard

Principal Investigator, Professor doctor

Team's members

  • Diego Paez
    Post doctoral researcher
  • David Gonon
    PhD student
  • Joanna Erfani
    Financial officer

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

ETH Zurich is a swiss academic institution with excellent track record of research and teaching since 1885.

ETHZ is WP3 leader on navigation and will contribute to all other research and dissemination WPs.

Juan Nieto

Principal Investigator, Deputy Lab Director

Juan Nieto

Principal Investigator, Deputy Lab Director

Team's members

  • Roland Siegwart
    Professor doctor
  • Jen Jen Chung
    Post doctoral researcher
  • Daniel Dugas
    PhD student
  • Cornelia Della Casa
    Financial officer

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique

The Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (Inria) is the only French public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences.

Inria is coordinator of the project, WP8 (management) and WP4 (Simulation tools for robot navigation in crowds ) leader. Inria will also contribute to all the other WPs.

Julien Pettre

Project Coordinator, Inria Senior Researcher

Phone: +33 299 84 22 36

Julien Pettre

Project Coordinator, Inria Senior Researcher

Team's members

  • Solenne Fortun
    Project manager
  • Philippe Martinet
    Senior researcher
  • Marie Babel
    Associate professor
  • Fabien Spindler
    Senior Engineer
  • Fabien Grzeskowiak
    PhD student
  • Javad Amirianl
    PhD student
  • Heidi Van Herbruggenk
    In charge of International Relations and European Affairs
  • Béatrice Guillaume
    Financial officer
  • Caroline Surquain
    Contract & partnerships lawyer

Locomotec

Locomotec GmbH was founded in March 2010. Its business objective is to develop and commercialize technology in the domain of mobility and locomotion.

Locomotec is WP7 leader on exploitation, dissemination and communication and will contribute to all other research WPs.

Erwin Prassler

Principal Investigator, Professor

Erwin Prassler

Principal Investigator, Professor

Team's members

  • Walter Nowak
    Senior Engineer

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University

RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany’s major technical universities with more than 44,000 students enrolled in over 152 academic programmes.

RWTH is WP2 leader on sensing and will contribute to all other research and dissemination WPs.

Bastian Leibe

Principal Investigator, Professor doctor

Bastian Leibe

Principal Investigator, Professor doctor

Team's members

  • Sabarinath Mahadevan
    PhD student
  • Dan Jia
    PhD student
  • Claudia Oertker (Prast)
    Financial officer

SoftBank Robotics

Softbank Robotics Europe (formerly Aldebaran Robotics) is part of SoftBank Robotics Holdings Corp. SBR designs humanoid robots and is today the worldwide leader in humanoid robotics.

SBR is WP5 leader on integration and will contribute to all other research and dissemination WPs.

Alexandre Mazel

Innovation Software Director

Alexandre Mazel

Innovation Software Director

Team's members

  • Arturo Cruz Maya
    Research Engineer
  • Tom Khalaf
    Financial officer

University College London

University College London was founded in 1826 and nowadays has around 38,300 students and 12,420 staff. UCL is ranked 1st in the UK for research strength (REF2014).

UCL is WP1 leader on Scenarios Co-Design and Evaluation. UCL will also lead all of the investigation into shared control navigation as well as the implementation and validation of the CROWDBOT system on the smart wheelchair platform. UCL will contribute to all other research and dissemination WPs.

Tom Carlson

Principal Investigator, Associate Professor

Tom Carlson

Principal Investigator, Associate Professor

Team's members

  • Catherine Holloway
    Associate professor
  • Bonolo Mathibela
    Post doctoral researcher
  • Bingqing Zhang
    PhD student
  • George Walker
    Research Engineer
  • Harry Eberle
    Post doctoral researcher
  • Rue M’Tandari
    Financial officer
  • Chris Long
    Financial officer