Welcome to Automatic Control Lab

The Automatic Control Laboratory (Laboratoire d’Automatique, LA) is part of the Systems Engineering Institute (I2S) which is associated with the School of Engineering (STI) of Swiss Federal Institue of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology – the ETH in Zürich and the EPFL in Lausanne – represent the premier teaching and research institutes for science and engineering in Switzerland.

The LA teaches automatic control to students from various disciplines. Diversity has always been a keyword at the laboratory:

  • diversity among members, in terms of nationality and engineering back-ground;
  • diversity in funding sources, which include EPFL, fundamental research programs, applied research programs, and direct industrial support;
  • diversity in teaching tools that include lectures, exercises, computer-aided instruction, laboratory projects and remote experimentation;
  • diversity in research with applications to mechanical, electromechanical, chemical, biotechnological, aeronautical, energy, robotic, software and micro-systems.