ETH Zurich : Volkswagen AG : University of Oxford : Università degli Studi di Parma : Technische Universität Braunschweig : Robert Bosch GmbH

Project Leadership

Roland Siegwart – Coordinator

Roland Siegwart is a full professor for Autonomous Systems and Vice President Research and Corporate Relations at ETH Zurich since 2006 and 2010 respectively. He has a Master in Mechanical Engineering (1983) and a PhD in Mechatronics (1989) from ETH Zurich. In 1989/90 he spent one year as postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. After that he worked part time as R&D director of MECOS Traxler AG and lecturer at the Institute of Robotics, ETH Zürich. From 1996 to 2006 he was associate and later full professor for Autonomous Microsystems and Robots at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Roland Siegwart is member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, IEEE Fellow and officer of the International Federation of Robotics Research (IFRR). He served as Vice President for Technical Activities (2004/05) and was awarded Distinguished Lecturer (2006/07) and is currently an AdCom Member (2007-2011) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He leads a research group of around 30 people working in the fields of robotics, mechatronics and product design. Roland Siegwart was a general chair of several conferences in robotics including IROS 2002, AIM 2007, FSR 2007, ISRR 2009 and is a co-founder of multiple successful spin-off companies in robotics.



Regina Notz – Project Manager

Regina Notz holds a PhD in Natural Sciences and has participated in FP5 and FP6 projects as a researcher herself. A prolonged stay as a team leader at the Unilever Food & Health Research Institute in the Netherlands gave her thorough insight into industrial research and project management. Regina is now a research manager at EU GrantsAccess, the office for international research programs of ETH and University of Zurich and a member of the V-Charge management team.






Ulrich Schwesinger – Scientific Manager

Ulrich Schwesinger completed his studies of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) in May, 2010. During his studies he focussed on signal processing, navigation and control. In October 2010, he joined the Autonomous Systems Lab (ETH Zurich). He is now a PhD candidate, focussing on on motion planning and collision avoidance. Since 2015, he is is the scientific project manager of the European Project V-Charge.