Yvan Bourquin

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This article presents a robust and heavy duty physical latching connection mechanism, which can be actuated with DC motors to actively connect and disconnect modular robot units. The special requirements include a lightweight and simple construction providing an active, strong, hermaphrodite, completely retractable connection mechanism with a 90 degree(More)
This paper presents an experimental research that focuses on collaboration in a multi-player game. The aim of the project is to study the cognitive impacts of awareness tools, i.e., artifacts that allow users of a collaborative system to be aware of what is going on in the joint virtual environment. The focus is on finding an effect on performance as well(More)
This paper describes robotstadium: an online simulation contest based on the new RoboCup Nao Standard League. The simulation features two teams with four Nao robots each team, a ball and a soccer field corresponding the specifications of the real setup used for the new RoboCup Standard League using the Nao robot. Participation to the contest is free of(More)
The Biologically Inspired Robotics Group (BIRG, http://birg.epfl.ch) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) carries out research in robotics, computational neuroscience, nonlinear dynamical systems, and learning/optimization algorithms. We are interested in understanding the fascinating control and learning abilities observed in(More)
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