Simon Hauser

Research Assistant – PhD student, Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL

Short Bio

Simon Hauser received his BSc/MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) where his studies were built around bio-inspired robotics.

He joined the Biorobotics Laboratory at EPFL in December 2014. There he mainly focuses on modular robotics and is part of the Roombots project. His further interests also include evolutionary robotics and soft robotics.

Publications

Journal Articles

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S. Hauser; M. Mutlu; P. Banzet; A. Ijspeert : Compliant universal grippers as adaptive feet in legged robots; Advanced Robotics. 2018-01-01. DOI : 10.1080/01691864.2018.1496851.
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S. Hauser; M. A. Robertson; A. Ijspeert; J. Paik : JammJoint: A Variable Stiffness Device Based on Granular Jamming for Wearable Joint Support; IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 2017. DOI : 10.1109/LRA.2017.2655109.
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L. Brodbeck; S. Hauser; F. Iida : Morphological Evolution of Physical Robots through Model-Free Phenotype Development; Plos One. 2015. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0128444.

Conference Papers

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S. Hauser; M. Dujany; M. van der Sar; M. Mutlu; A. J. Ijspeert : Learning to walk in arbitrary legged morphologies. 2019. 9ᵗʰ International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2019), EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 20th–23rd, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-BIOROB-AMAM019-74.
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J. Nguyen-Duc; M. Mutlu; S. Hauser; A. Barnerdino; A. Ijspeert : Cooperative bridge building by self-reconfigurable modular robotsbased on ants' stigmergic behaviour. 2019. 9ᵗʰ International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2019), EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 20th–23rd, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-BIOROB-AMAM019-71.
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S. Hauser; M. Mutlu; F. Freundler; A. Ijspeert : Stiffness variability in jamming of compliant granules and a case study application in climbing vertical shafts. 2018. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, Australia. p. 1559-1566. DOI : 10.1109/ICRA.2018.8462899.
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M. Mutlu; S. Hauser; A. Bernardino; A. Ijspeert : Playdough to Roombots: Towards a Novel Tangible User Interface for Self-reconfigurable Modular Robots. 2018. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). p. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). DOI : 10.1109/ICRA.2018.8461248.
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L. Brodbeck; S. Hauser; F. Iida : Robotic Invention: Challenges and Perspectives for Model-Free Design Optimization of Dynamic Locomotion Robots. 2018-01-01. 12th International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR), Sestri Levante, ITALY, Sep 12-15, 2015. p. 581-596. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-60916-4_33.
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S. Hauser; M. Mutlu; F. Freundler; A. Ijspeert : Stiffness variability in jamming of compliant granules and a case study application in climbing vertical shafts. 2018-01-01. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, AUSTRALIA, May 21-25, 2018. p. 1559-1566.
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R. Vasconcelos; S. Hauser; F. Dzeladini; M. Mutlu; T. Horvat et al. : Active stabilization of a stiff quadruped robot using local feedback. 2017-09-24. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, Canada, September 24-28, 2017. p. 4903-4910. DOI : 10.1109/IROS.2017.8206369.
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V. Nigolian; M. Mutlu; S. Hauser; A. Bernardino; A. Ijspeert : Self-reconfigurable modular robot interface using virtual reality: Arrangement of furniture made out of roombots modules. 2017-08-28. IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Lisbon, Portugal, 28 Aug.-1 Sept. 2017. p. 772-778. DOI : 10.1109/ROMAN.2017.8172390.
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S. Hauser; K. Melo; M. Mutlu; A. Ijspeert : Fast state-switching of a jamming-based foot. 2017. The 8th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM2017), Sapporo, Japan, June 27-30, 2017.
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S. Hauser; P. Eckert; A. Tuleu; A. Ijspeert : Friction and damping of a compliant foot based on granular jamming for legged robots. 2016. 6th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), SINGAPORE, JUN 26-29, 2016. p. 1160-1165.
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M. Mutlu; S. Bonardi; M. Vespignani; S. Hauser; A. Bernardino et al. : Natural user interface for lighting control: Case study on desktop lighting using modular robots. 2016. IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, New York City, NY, USA, August 26-31, 2016. p. 288-293.

Theses

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S. L. Hauser : Compliance, locomotion and local computation in (self-) reconfigurable modular robots. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9578.

Posters

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M. Mutlu; S. Hauser; A. Bernardino; A. Ijspeert : Effects of joint compliance in quadrupedal locomotion ; The 8th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM2017), Sapporo, Japan, June 27-30 2017.