The website provides some information about LaRA the Lab for Robotics and Automation of HEIG-VD, the West Switzerland University of Applied Sciences at Yverdon-les-Bains*.
The presentation of the laboratory is far from exhaustive here. Teaching aspects are shown with more details on the main website of our School and more particularly in the section of the institute for industrial Automation, iAi.
Currently, the site presents, in priority redirection services, starting with sections about publications, events, images and videos. From a scientific and technical perspective, the redirection to PfC-Y (Piaget for Cognitics) and RobocupAtHome (RAH) websites are the first to be worth mentionning. In addition, the site presents, with a particular focus, our activities about mobile robots - ARY, as well as the related initiatives Eurobot and Robocup.
The publications and given links may give you more indications about the activities of LaRA.
* HEIG-VD is an important part of HES-SO university, which includes 18'000 students, in Western Switzerland: cantons of Jura region (French-speaking part of Bern, Jura, Neuchâtel, Nord-vaudois), Geneva, Fribourg, Valais and Vaud.
News - 14 October 2018. Dear Visitor, about 6 months have passed since my 65 year old birthday, and my retirement from HEIG-VD! Thanks for what we could already do together until now.
From now on, according to my occasional inclinations, I still plan to maintain or even develop some elements of this website (larae.populus.ch); but it is clear that this is no longer done in the name of the HEIG-VD, but under my own responsibility.
As far as the pre-April 2018 period is concerned, this website (lara.populus.ch) is probably still a good contribution to the LaRA archives. On the other hand, to try to find a continuity, after this date, of the official view of the robotic laboratory, at the HEIG-VD, you should probably click on the official links attached: iAi, HEIG, etc.
In particular, updates have been made in the "publications" section.
News - 8 June 2015. The 6th international conference Robotics in Education RIE-2015 has taken place in Yverdon-les-Bains, from 20 and 23 May 2015, in synergy with several other events related to robotics; more information : http://RiE2015.org (posted 8 June 2015).
The Finals for the European contest of robots Eurobot 2015 will take place in Yverdon-les-Bains, 21-25 May 2015, along with several other events related to robotics; more information, including pictures and videos: http://robots15.ch, http://srd15.populus.ch(posted 8 June 2015).
News - 24 July 2014. The 6th international conference Robotics in Education RIE-2015 will take place in Yverdon-les-Bains, on 21 and 22 May 2015, in synergy with several other events related to robotics; soon more information (posted 24 July 2014).
News - 9 June 2014. The Finals for the European contest of robots Eurobot 2015 will take place in Yverdon-les-Bains, 21-25 May 2015, along with several other events related to robotics; soon more information(posted 9 June 2014).
News - 6 May 2014. Unfortunately many documents are temporarily missing here (pdf, pictures, videos) because the traditional web server for this site, at HEIG-VD, has been out of service for several weeks; the full service should be restored in a few days. We apologize for the inconvenience.
News - February 2014. Most of the content of the Swiss Space Days 2013 is now available as videos on YouTube !