Initiator - The goal of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is to foster intelligence in all its facets by promoting excellence in basic research, education, and society at large. With our activities we hope to contribute – in small ways – to making the world a better place in the 21st century.



Supporter - The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Robotics is a nation-wide center, launched by the Swiss National Science Foundation, with the common objective of developing new, human-oriented robotic technology for improving our quality of life.

Supporter - For over fifty years, Migros has continuously invested in cultural and social projects in the broadest sense. The vehicle for this non-profit commitment is the Migros Culture Percentage. They offer numerous services, projects, supporting activities, institutions, and partnerships. Migros makes it easier for the people in Switzerland to access education and culture, participatee in social life and develop personally.


Supporter - Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences



Supporter - The purpose of the Hasler Foundation is to promote information and communications technology (ICT) for the well-being and benefit of Switzerland as an intellectual and industrial centre. The Foundation aims to play an active role in ensuring that Switzerland continues to take a leading position in science and technology in the future.


Supporter - CIAN is an advisory board which has been founded in order to encourage and support project teams of the AI Lab Zurich. This dedicated support allows our international team to be a step ahead of worldwide competition.




SponsorLive your Balcony is a multifaceted interior and outdoor design company. Its main aim is to arise a sense of wellbeing by creative and innovative decoration.



Sponsor - European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics (EUCog) is a European network of ca. 800 researchers in artificial cognitive systems and related areas who want to connect to other researchers and reflect on the challenges and aims of the discipline. The network funds meetings, workshops, members' participation in academic events, faculty exchanges and other activities that further its aims. It is funded by the Information and Communication Technologies division of the European Commission, Cognitive Systems and Robotics unit, under the 7th Research Framework Programme.



Sponsor - A modern, dynamic shipping company - that is CLG AG. It is based at the most important commercial center for air freight in Switzerland - the Zurich Airport. We are always on call to meet the needs of commerce and industry. And we have been doing this since 2003. Count on our professional team which will support you in all shipping issues and provide you with a complete package of services.



Sponsor - PAL Robotics is a company, based in Barcelona, dedicated to the research and development of humanoid robots and robotic components. The team consists of people from various countries, mostly engineers in the fields of mechanics, electronics and software, with many years of experience in the robotic industry.


Sponsor - maxon motor is the worldwide leading provider of high-precision drive systems up to 500 W. Drives manufactured by maxon motor can be absolutely relied on even under the most difficult conditions - they have for example been in use on Mars for years. But maxon DC motors do not only do their job in space, they also function in tough conditions on and deep below the surface of the Earth - flawlessly and highly efficiently.



Sponsor - There's something magical about the way Starmind takes all the sweat out of working. This is the digital assistant you've been dreaming of. Starmind is the clever one-chlick solution to any work-related issue you have. Find the right answer to any problem within your organization, even if you don't know who can best answer it.



Sponsor - Erdmann Design realises projects in all areas of medical, industrial, corporate, media and architectural design. Our design product supports the technical demands and future plans of our cooperation partners. We create corporate design as part of corporate culture, serving to communicate in the identity of a firm.

Sponsor - Since 1982, we have transformed the way thousands of manufacturing operations perform. Today Staubli Robotics is a leading player in robotics in 25 countries around the world, offering a complete range of 4-axis and 6-axis robots designed to handle up to 250kg payload and run on a single control platform.

Sponsor - Avnet Technology Solutions (Avnet) is a global IT solutions distributor of entreprise-computing solutions, services, software and hardware. Avnet collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver marked led solutions that address the IT business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world.

Sponsor - 1zu1Prototypen is one of the leading companies of prototypes and model making in Europe. They operate in a variety of markets for national as well as international customers.

Sponsor - Frueh & Partner Co. was founded in 1996 as a spinoff company of the AI Lab, University of Zurich, and is known as a pioneer in Personal Robotics. The product range includes small sized robot arms, sensor equipped fingers and adaptive grasping solutions. F&P delivers worldwide for Lab Automation, Industrial Handling, Service Robotics, Research and Education.

Sponsor - Dynamic Devices AG is a robot technology spinoff of the AI Lab located at the Technopark Zurich. The company designs and markets new generation soft robot assisted training and therapy devices for the sports and health market.



Partner - Understanding adaptive motion in humans and animals can help us to improve the adaptive behavior of machines. The AMAM 2013 encourages researchers from different fields to interact and exchange ideas in this interdisciplinary field.




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