Empa Innovation Award 2022 for spin-off viboo

An innovation that helps save heating costs

Sep 29, 2022 | This week, the Empa Innovation Award was presented for the eleventh time. The award honors outstanding projects that bridge the gap between lab and practical applications. This year's winner is viboo. The Empa spin-off has developed a self-learning a...
High-tech for quieter tracks

"Cushions" against rail noise and vibrations

Sep 27, 2022 | To reduce rail noise for residents, noise barriers or quieter wheel systems and brakes are not the only options. An inconspicuous component under the railway tracks is a beacon of hope for quieter rail traffic for a team of researchers with Empa invo...
3D printing of the future – following nature's example

A swarm of 3D printing drones for construction and repair

Sep 21, 2022 | An international research team led by drone expert Mirko Kovac of Empa and Imperial College London has taken bees as a model to develop a swarm of cooperative, 3D-printing drones. Under human control, these flying robots work as a team to print 3D ma...


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