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    01.07.10 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Click here to read the article titled "Lassù Qualcundo Ti Vede" published in Jack Read the whole article
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    01.07.10 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Click here to read the article titled "Insect-inspired device lets micro air vehicles perch on vertical surfaces" published in Gizmag Read the whole article
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    01.07.10 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Click here to read the article titled "Swiss lab builds lightweight, tree-perching glider robot, swarms to follow" published in Engadget Read the whole article
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    01.07.10 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Click here to read the article titled "Head First Perching For Micro Air Vehicles" published in BotJunkie Read the whole article
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    01.07.10 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Click here to read the article titled "Flying robots could monitor forest-fire effects" published in The Engineer Online Read the whole article
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    01.07.10 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Click here to read the article titled "A Flying Robot Finds Its Perch" published in Technology Review Read the whole article
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    01.07.10 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Click here to read the article titled "Insect-Like Pincers Allow Flying Swarmbots To Perch On Nearly Any Surface" published in Popsci Read the whole article
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    29.06.10 — Nanophotonics and Metrology We describe a general theoretical framework based on the Bergman spectral representation to study how a nanostructure interacts with an external electromagnetic field. The selection rules for localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs) are obtained by implementing the group theory upon the electric vector field. The influence of symmetry breaking on the splitting of degenerated modes and the switching of dark modes by specific illuminations are discussed. These results emphasize the fact that the selection rules for a vector field are different from the case of a scalar field and essentially induced by the geometry of the structure. Finally, this work not only points out that measurements of LSPRs may result in very different results with different external fields, but also provides a strategy to selectively excite specific LSPRs of plasmonic structures. Read the whole article
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    28.06.10 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems The perching robot realized by Mirko Kovac receives a lot of media coverage. Read the whole article
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    21.06.10 — Mediacom The W.A. de Vigier Foundation has chosen its five best Swiss start-ups of the year. Each one is to receive a venture capital of 100,000 Swiss francs. Read the whole article