LASA develops method to enable humans to teach robots to perform skills with the level of dexterity displayed by humans in similar tasks. Our robots move seamlessly with smooth motions. They adapt on-the-fly to the presence of obstacles and sudden perturbations, mimicking humans’ immediate response when facing unexpected and dangerous situations.

Current highlights

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LASA teamed up with MIT press to publish a textbook presenting a wealth of machine learning techniques to make robot control more flexible and safer when interacting with humans.

The Swiss National Thematic Network (NTN) Innovation Booster Robotics, lead by Professor Aude Billard, is a program powered by the Swiss Innovation Agency, Innosuisse. Innovation Booster Robotics promotes knowledge transfer and sponsors co-operation with partners across robotics research labs and industry.

Research at LASA

Current project grants


Human-robot collaborative construction system for shotcrete


ERC Advanced Grant: Skill acquisition in humans and robots (SAHR)

Hasler Stiftung

Four-arms manipulation and applications to surgery

EU I.AM Project

From pick-and-place to grab-and-toss


Dynamic agile robots that learn and optimize operations

Past project grants

EU Crowdbot project

Safe navigation of robot in crowd


Estimate the physical properties of objects for safe handover from / to humans

Swiss SNF – NCCR

Robotics National Center of Competence in Research


Creating a proactive robot assistant for maintenance tecnicians

EU CogIMon

A EU-funded research project for Cognitive Interactive Motion