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February 2017

  • Ping-Keng Jao successfully defended his PhD research plan and passed the Candidacy Exam. Congratulations!!
  • Lucian Gheorghe successfully defended his PhD. Congratulations!

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July 2015

  • Our pilot won the Cybathlon BCI race. Kudos to the team!
  • We moved to our new Campus Biotech offices in Geneva.
  • Christoph Schneider successfully defended his PhD research plan and passed the Candidacy Exam. Congratulations!

June 2015


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March 2015

  • Prof. Millán delivers an invited talk at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA. See Press Release
  • Luca Randazzo successfully defended his PhD research plan and passed the Candidacy Exam. Congratulations!

February 2015


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September 2014

  • You can join the Free Live webinar we set up as part of the BMI workshop at the IEEE SMC conference
  • Andrea Biasiucci successfully defended his PhD. Congratulations!

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December 2013

  • CNBI takes part in the Virtual Flight 2013 of the solar powered plane ‘Solar Impulse’
  • Dr. Tom Carlson moves to University College London where he has been appointed Lecturer. Congratulations and all the best!
  • Michael Pereira successfully defended his PhD research plan and passed the Candidacy Exam. Congratulations!

November 2013


October 2013

  • Marija Ušćumlić successfully passed her PhD exam. Congratulations!
  • CNBI actively participated at IEEE SMC conference: Special Session on “Shared Control” and Workshop on “Shared Control”. Manchester UK, October 2013
  • The European Commission released a short documentary about the TOBI project. We filmed this together with our partners at AIAS, Bologna, Italy
  • Hadrien Renold joins CNBI as a research assistant. Welcome!

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Fvebruary 2013

  • The EU-funded project TOBI has finished and received the rating excellent in its final project review!

January 2013


November 2012


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June 2012


May 2012

  • Nicolas Bourdaud successfully defended his PhD Thesis. Congratulations!
  • Huaijian Zhang successfully defended his PhD research plan and passed the Candidacy Exam. Congratulations!

April 2012


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December 2011

  • Eileen Lew successfully defended her PhD Thesis. Congratulations!

October 2011


September 2011

  • Nissan teams up with CNBI for futurist car interfaces
  • Gangadhar Garipelli successfully defended his PhD Thesis. Congratulations!
  • Our brain-controlled telepresence robot is featured in Science. Testing the device with disabled patients who have been bed-bound for over 6 years, Millán’s lab was able to demonstrate learning and control performance comparable to that of healthy subjects. Follow-up work is now hoped to involve so-called locked-in patients, who are essentially unable to communicate at all with the outside world
  • Our Brain-Computer Interface research is featured in The Lancet Neurology’s September 2011 issue (Volume 10, Issue 9)
  • Sophie Demierre has joined CNBI. Welcome!

July 2011


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April 2011

  • Our work was covered by the Swiss magazine “L’illustré” on its 90th anniversary

March 2011


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January 2011

  • José del R. Millán is giving two talks at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011 in Davos about CNBI research on brain-machine interfaces, and neuroprosthetics in particular
  • Sareh Saeedi has joined CNBI as a PhD student. Welcome!

December 2010

  • Invited Talk “Non-Invasive Brain-Controlled Neuroprostheses”, José del R. Millán. 9th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, Singapore. December 2010
  • Distinguished Lecture on “Brain-Machine Interfaces”, José del R. Millán. Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan. December 2010
  • Invited Talk “Tools for Brain-Machine Interaction”, Ricardo Chavarriaga. Clinique Romande de Réadaptation (SUVA), Sion, Switzerland. December 2010
  • CNBI is partner of the new Swiss NCCR Robotics initiative

November 2010


October 2010

  • CNBI honored with the First Immersive Technology Award in the Health Sciences Category for our BCI Wheelchair during the Immersive Technology Summit in Los Angeles, US. Congratulations!
  • Workshop on “Brain-Machine Interfaces” at IEEE SMC 2010, co-organized by José del R. Millán
  • Invited Talk “Neuroprosthèses: Des machines contrôlées par le cerveau”, Ricardo Chavarriaga. Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Parc de la Villette. Paris, France. October 2010
  • Invited Talk “Shared Control for Assistive Technology”, Tom E. Carlson. Brain-Machine Interfaces Workshop at IEEE SMC 2010, Istanbul, Turkey. October 2010
  • Sarah Degallier has joined CNBI as a postdoc. Welcome!
    She recently finished her PhD titled “Discrete and Rhythmic Motor Primitives for the Control of Humanoid Robots”, under the supervision of Prof. Auke Ijspeert in the BIOROB lab at EPFL

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May 2010

  • Invited Talk “Practical Possibilities: Brain-Computer Interfaces for Interaction and Control”,José del R. Millán. Congress of the European Spinal Cord Injury Federation, Lobbach, Germany. May 2010
  • EPFL Open Doors: Live Demos of our brain-controlled virtual keyboard and telepresence robot as part of “Cerebro”

  • Invited Talk “Contrôler une Machine grâce au Cerveau”, José del R. Millán. Congrès Annuel Société Francophone d’Etudes et de Recherche sur le Handicap de l’Enfant, Montreux, Switzerland. May 2010
  • Luca Tonin, Michele Tavella, Marija Ušćumlić, and Serafeim Perdikis successfully defended their PhD research plan and passed the Candidacy Exam. Congratulations!