Francesco Mondada

Guest Researcher

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Francesco Mondada is professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. After a master and a PhD received at EPFL, he led the design of many miniature mobile robots, commercialized and used worldwide in thousands of schools and universities. He co-founded several companies selling these robots or other educational tools. He is author of more than hundred publications in the field of robot design. He received several awards, including the Swiss Latsis University prize, as best young researcher at EPFL and the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching as best teacher at EPFL.
The groups of Francesco Mondada and Thomas Schmickl started working together on the ASSISIbf project, even if Artificial Life Laboratory was working with the e-puck robots already before this project. Between August 2015 and August 2016 Francesco Mondada spent his sabbatical in the lab of Thomas Schmickl, collaborating on various projects like Flora Robotica, ASSISIbf and projects based on the Thymio robot.

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