Péter Fankhauser (born in 1987) is a PhD student at ETH Zurich in robotics and mechatronics. He is currently focusing on the control of legged robotic systems. Péter graduated with a Master's degree in Robotics, Systems and Control from ETH Zurich in 2012. During his studies, he took courses in entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in robotics at the Tohoku University in Japan. For his Bachelor's degree, he led a team of thirteen students in the development of a unique robot. The robot Rezero is able to balance and drive on a single ball and thus moves in a very organic and elegant way while performing different tasks. Setting new standards in capabilities and performance of similar robots, his team was invited to conferences worldwide and Péter has given talks among others at Zurich Minds 2010 and TED Global 2011. In the future, Péter would like to combine his passion for mechatronic systems and entrepreneurship by creating innovative robotic products for the consumer market.
Areas of Expertise
Robotics, Systems and Control, Product Development and Innovation
I'm passionate about
great products and technologies.