Consistently ranked among the top universities in the world, ETH Zurich is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. ETH Zurich is an academic institution with excellent track record of research and teaching since 1885. The university is associated with 32 Nobel Laureates who have studied, taught or conducted research there.


The Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) of ETH Zurich, is internationally renowned in the field of autonomous robot design and navigation with great experience in design and navigation of wheeled, legged and flying robots operating in different types of environments. With involvement in several National, European and ESA projects together with both academic and industrial partners, the lab currently hosts more than 50 researchers and application engineers. Research achievements in the lab have been commercialized by realizing sixteen spin-off companies since its foundation.

Autonomous Systems Lab – ETH Zurich


Role in the project and main tasks

ETHZ role in the project is in the participation in selected work packages related to research and engineering activities in the area of perception, navigation and manipulation for ground robots in refinery environments. The many experts at ASL, cover all relevant areas of robot navigation and manipulation, including:


  • SLAM
  • Localization
  • Planning
  • Control
  • Learning
  • Dexterous Manipulation

Relevant previous experience

The Autonomous Systems Lab has an extensive research experience in the area of robot navigation in real environments.


ASL has been involved in the following European projects: CrowdBot, sFly, myCopter, AIRobots, ICARUS, V-Charge, UP-Drive, Noptilus, EUROPA, EUROPA2, NIFTi, TRADR, BACS, COGNIRON, muFly, Sky-Sailor, SPARC, RCET, Robots@home, URUS, Aeroworks, Flourish, EUROC.