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Jean-Christophe Zufferey

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Jean-Christophe Zufferey is research scientist and lecturer in the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. His research interests lie in aerial, bio-inspired and evolutionary robotics. His 2005 Ph.D thesis in Autonomous Robotics was recognized with the ABB 2006 award for "a pioneering contribution to the science and technology of autonomous flying microrobots inspired by the biology of flying insects". He has co-authorer more than twenty peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and is very active on the international conferene circuit, having co-organised the first international symposium on Flying Insects and Robots in Monte Verità, Switzerland (2007). Since 2003, he is the main organizer of the EPFL Flying Robot Contest. In addition, Dr. Zufferey is co-founder of DIDEL SA, an EPFL spin-off company involved in educational robotics and ultra- light R/C indoor flyers. His interest in flight extends into his personal life: Jean-Christophe holds a private licence for gliders and motor airplanes and regularly practices mountain landing and aerial aerobatics.

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