Embryo EPFL AI Team
Founded in February 2023 with the goal of bridging the AI knowledge gap at EPFL, the EPFL AI Team serves as a hub for students to delve into the realm of AI through interdisciplinary projects, workshops, events, and competitions.
Our interdisciplinary applied robotics projects provide a unique platform for students from diverse backgrounds to collaborate and apply their collective expertise, resulting in the creation of real-world AI solutions.
Currently, we are actively involved in the development of our inaugural prototype: a robotic dog. This robot is designed and built by Bachelor and MasterS students.
Mechanical & Structural Engineering
Objective: To design and fabricate the physical components of the robot, ensuring smooth motion and a robust build.
• Body frame
• Legs and joints
• Locomotion mechanisms
Objective: To establish a seamless electronic system to optimize the robot's functionality and coordination.
• Circuit board design and integration
• Sensory systems
• Power management
Software & AI
Objective: To equip the robot with state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, enabling it to interact effectively with its surroundings.
• Walking motion simulation
• Decision-making algorithms
• Computer vision systems
• Natural language processing
Our ultimate goal is to gain a deep understanding of how to seamlessly integrate hardware, electronics, and AI on a large scale for the development of complex, intelligent systems.
Our mission is to successfully manufacture, construct, and deploy an autonomous robot dog while continually refining the design over some iterations. This serves as a pathfinder for the broader horizon of humanoid robotics and swarm projects.
Number of students
There are usually 30-40 students doing this project.
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