ALF has four legs with a large range of motion. This robotic platform can do complex moves and carry heavy payloads. ALF can walk and crawl even on tricky surfaces.
Swiss company ABB developed a prototype robot called FRIDA (renamed to YuMi). It has a very versatile gripper that works with the mounted camera and is used for industrial assembly operations.
Hydrobot, a surveillance robot, is buit by Macroswiss for spying purposes. It is remote-controlled and comes in the form of a seagull or duck for different aquatic environments.
K-Team, a Swiss company, developed Khepera III. It is a small wheeled robot with features akin to larger robots. It uses KoreBot system and users are able to customize the specifications.
Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland developed the Kompott, a prototype robotic machine. Made for the elderly who have weakened senses, it helps them to stay connected to friends and family by displaying virtual content such as emails with its…
EPFL created Locust Inspired Jumping Robot which is a tiny robot which can jump very high. It has potential to be used in search and rescue operations and in monitoring environment.
Nautical robot Naro was created by students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. The robot, which resembles a tuna fish, has effective swimming-like movements that make minimal noise. It "swims" at 1-2 meters per second. The only moving…
Commissioned by Nestle Nespresso, BlueBotics created Nesbot, a coffee-machine robot. It takes orders online and delivers them to the customers. A wide range of coffee blends are available when Nesbot is connected to a Pocket PC. This robot is the future…
ETH Zurich developed a wheeled exploring robot, called Octopus. It has 15 degrees of freedom and can easily navigate different types of terrain. Tactile sensors allow it to avoid obstacles. The forearms of Octopus are linked to the arms by a motorized…
A Facebook-integrated robotic desk pet, Pingo reads messages, news and weather forecasts; it also has a personality and responds to physical stimuli and electronic gifts.
EPFL developed humanoids called Robota Dolls which interact with humans using speech, vision and body imitation. They are used for behavioral studies on autistic children.
Swiss EPFL developed an artistic humanoid robot called Salvador DaBot. Using software, it captures images, converts into vector art and draws the image using inverse kinematics.
The Swiss company Macroswiss developed a spy robot called Spybot. It can traverse any terrain, carry heavy weights, and can detect, recognize and identify people and bombs.
YuMi, formerly named "Frida", is a dual-armed, small parts assembly robot designed to assist in the manufacturing of consumer electronics. It is being developed by ABB Robotics and is scheduled to hit the market on April 13, 2015 at Hannover Messe Germany.