… .
Impressive developments in AI…but:  Rufus T. Firefly Budget: EUR 0.3 Mio People involved: 2 “ i-Robot” ? Budget:  EUR 100 ...
…  how about the money? <ul><li>Director  Prof. Dr. Rolf Pfeifer </li></ul><ul><li>1987: Foundation with 2 PhDs students <...
Interesting research attracts money <ul><li>University of Zurich, Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Swiss National Science Fou...
Success factors: Thinking out of the box <ul><li>University of Zurich, Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Swiss National Scienc...
Example: Club of Intelligent Angels (CIAN) <ul><li>Club of investors to support  AI Lab projects (yearly  membership fees)...
CIAN – Boosting special projects
CIAN – Boosting special projects
<ul><li>Mahtab Soin </li></ul><ul><li>Student from India </li></ul><ul><li>Design and construction of a new generation rob...
CIAN – Boosting special projects
CIAN – Robot logistics and technology
CIAN – Boosting special projects
<ul><li>Financing of feasibility study </li></ul><ul><li>AI fish can be operated with an iPhone in 3D space </li></ul><ul>...
CIAN – Boosting special projects
<ul><li>Groups of young students and other interested people are regularly invited to visit the AI Lab </li></ul><ul><li>A...
CIAN – Boosting special projects
CIAN – Financing of marketing brochures
CIAN – Boosting special projects
CIAN – Logistics and upgrade of Eccerobot
CIAN – Logistics and upgrade of Eccerobot
Cronos: the first humanoid robot in Playboy Ukraine
CIAN – Boosting special projects
<ul><li>Financed Co-authorship  </li></ul><ul><li>Financing of layout and publishing services </li></ul><ul><li>E-marketin...
CIAN – Publishing the first AI E-Book
Success factors: Thinking out of the box <ul><li>University of Zurich, Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Swiss National Scienc...
Example: The Starmind company <ul><li>Founded in June 2010 as  Starmind International AG </li></ul><ul><li>15 employees in...
Example: The Starmind company <ul><li>Questions can be posted online, are then automatically analyzed and directly routed ...
What next ? – Save the date:  08. March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland
What next ? – Save the date:  08. March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland Come a visit us in Zurich !
What next ? – Save the date:  08. March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland Come a visit us in Zurich !  and (very important)…:
… please save the date -  08./09. March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland <ul><li>On the occasion of the 25 th  AI Lab anniversary...
Thank you for your attention !
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  1. 1. … .
  2. 2. Impressive developments in AI…but: Rufus T. Firefly Budget: EUR 0.3 Mio People involved: 2 “ i-Robot” ? Budget: EUR 100 Mio People involved: ? AI Lab 1995 AI Lab 2010 AI in 2025 ? Artificial Octopus Budget: EUR 8 Mio People involved: 40 ECCE-robot Budget: EUR 5 Mio People involved: 20
  3. 3. … how about the money? <ul><li>Director Prof. Dr. Rolf Pfeifer </li></ul><ul><li>1987: Foundation with 2 PhDs students </li></ul><ul><li>2011: Approx. 35 scientific staff, 10 students </li></ul><ul><li>456 Scientific papers, several books </li></ul><ul><li>3 graduates became professors, 1 graduate just received the OBAMA awards </li></ul><ul><li>Home of 6 startups </li></ul><ul><li>Co-deputy lead of the National Competence Center in Robotics as announced by Didier Burkhalter </li></ul><ul><li>Initiator of the global Shanghai Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>… where does the money come from? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Interesting research attracts money <ul><li>University of Zurich, Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) - From locomotion to cognition - Dynamical coupling in motor-sensory function substitution - From morphology to functionality - Swiss National Competence Center Robotics (started Dec 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>EU-Projects - Locomorph / Octopus - Extended Sensory-Motor Contingencies - ECCERobot / Amarsi / EU-Cog II/III </li></ul><ul><li>Private funding/others - CIAN (Club of Intelligent Angels) - Maxon Motor - Festo - Hasler Foundation - Switch - Startups </li></ul>
  5. 5. Success factors: Thinking out of the box <ul><li>University of Zurich, Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) - From locomotion to cognition - Dynamical coupling in motor-sensory function substitution - From morphology to functionality - Swiss National Competence Center Robotics (started Dec 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>EU-Projects - Locomorph / Octopus - Extended Sensory-Motor Contingencies - ECCERobot / Amarsi / EU-Cog II/III </li></ul><ul><li>Private funding/others - CIAN (Club of Intelligent Angels) - Maxon Motor - Festo - Hasler Foundation - Switch - Startups </li></ul>
  6. 6. Example: Club of Intelligent Angels (CIAN) <ul><li>Club of investors to support AI Lab projects (yearly membership fees) </li></ul><ul><li>Source of money not attached to a certain research project </li></ul><ul><li>Increases independence and releases bottlenecks </li></ul>
  7. 7. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  8. 8. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  9. 9. <ul><li>Mahtab Soin </li></ul><ul><li>Student from India </li></ul><ul><li>Design and construction of a new generation robot hand </li></ul>CIAN – Novel humanoid robotic hand
  10. 10. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  11. 11. CIAN – Robot logistics and technology
  12. 12. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  13. 13. <ul><li>Financing of feasibility study </li></ul><ul><li>AI fish can be operated with an iPhone in 3D space </li></ul><ul><li>AI fish aims at developing a consumer product based on AI Lab technology </li></ul>CIAN – AI fish on iPhone
  14. 14. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  15. 15. <ul><li>Groups of young students and other interested people are regularly invited to visit the AI Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Active support of young talents and expert networks </li></ul>Swiss CIO Association CIAN – Financing of over 50 labtours
  16. 16. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  17. 17. CIAN – Financing of marketing brochures
  18. 18. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  19. 19. CIAN – Logistics and upgrade of Eccerobot
  20. 20. CIAN – Logistics and upgrade of Eccerobot
  21. 21. Cronos: the first humanoid robot in Playboy Ukraine
  22. 22. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  23. 23. <ul><li>Financed Co-authorship </li></ul><ul><li>Financing of layout and publishing services </li></ul><ul><li>E-marketing </li></ul>CIAN – Publishing the first AI E-Book
  24. 24. CIAN – Publishing the first AI E-Book
  25. 25. Success factors: Thinking out of the box <ul><li>University of Zurich, Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) - From locomotion to cognition - Dynamical coupling in motor-sensory function substitution - From morphology to functionality - Swiss National Competence Center Robotics (started Dec 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>EU-Projects - Locomorph / Octopus - Extended Sensory-Motor Contingencies - ECCERobot / Amarsi / EU-Cog II/III </li></ul><ul><li>Private funding/others - CIAN (Club of Intelligent Angels) - Maxon Motor - Festo - Hasler Foundation - Switch - Startups </li></ul>
  26. 26. Example: The Starmind company <ul><li>Founded in June 2010 as Starmind International AG </li></ul><ul><li>15 employees in Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Over 8000 users and talents worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Serving large banks and high-tech companies at an international scale </li></ul>
  27. 27. Example: The Starmind company <ul><li>Questions can be posted online, are then automatically analyzed and directly routed to identified experts within a company. </li></ul><ul><li>Starmind algorithm identify talents within companies via internet and mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>A network of 1000 brains connected help companies to impress clients at the frontline </li></ul><ul><li>Boost in problem solving capacity through charting of know-how networks in real-time </li></ul>
  28. 28. What next ? – Save the date: 08. March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland
  29. 29. What next ? – Save the date: 08. March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland Come a visit us in Zurich !
  30. 30. What next ? – Save the date: 08. March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland Come a visit us in Zurich ! and (very important)…:
  31. 31. … please save the date - 08./09. March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland <ul><li>On the occasion of the 25 th AI Lab anniversary </li></ul><ul><li>Largest international Robots and Cyborgs exhibition ever </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of the latest humanoid robots </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations on the state of the art in humanoid robotics and cyborg technology </li></ul>
  32. 32. Thank you for your attention !

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