Metzger, Jean-Claude

Jean-Claude Metzger

ETH Z├╝rich
Jean-Claude Metzger
Inst.f. Robotik u. Intelligente Systeme
LEO B 7.2
Leonhardstrasse 27
8092 Zurich

Phone: +41 44 632 52 02

Short biography

Jean-Claude Metzger has started in April 2010 his PhD study at the Rehabilitation Engineering Lab, which is part of the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich).

Born 1985 in Zurich, Switzerland, he received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich in 2006 and 2010, respectively. His Msc is focused on Robotics, Systems and Control. Jean-Claude Metzger carried out his Master thesis on distributed coverage control on surfaces in 3D space at the DRL (Distributed Robotics Lab) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA.

During his Master studies he was leading a student team at the ASL (Autonomous System Lab) which is a lab at the ETH Zurich. This student team participated with a tele-operated Micro Aerial Vehicle in the flight contest at the European Micro Aerial Vehicle conference 2008 in Braunschweig, Germany. Additionally, he was working at an ETH Zurich Start-up (Dacuda Labs) in the fields of robotics and computer vision (real-time video-stream stitching).

His research interests lie in the field of artificial intelligence. He is interested in different areas of robotics: control, machine learning, computer vision and signal processing. He is looking forward to extend his knowledge during his PhD studies towards human-machine interface and robot assisted rehabilitation.


Metzger, J.-C., Lambercy, O., and Gassert, R. (2011). High-Fidelity Rendering of Virtual Objects with the ReHapticKnob - Novel Avenues in Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation of Hand Function, Proc. Haptics Symposium 2012.

Metzger, J.-C., Lambercy, O., Chapuis, D. and Gassert, R. (2011). Design and characterization of the ReHapticKnob, a robot for assessment and therapy of hand function, Proc. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and System (IROS), pages 3074-3080

A. Breitenmoser, J.-C. Metzger, R. Siegwart and D. Rus. Distributed coverage control on surfaces in 3D space. In Proc. of The IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), October 2010

A. Breitenmoser, M. Schwager, J.-C. Metzger, R. Siegwart and D. Rus. Voronoi coverage of non-convex environments with a group of networked robots. In Proc. ICRA 2010, 2010.

C. Huerzeler, J.-C. Metzger, A. Nussberger, F. Haenni, A. Murbach, C. Bermes, S. Bouabdallah, D. Schafroth and R. Siegwart. Teleoperation Assistance for an Indoor Quadrotor Helicopter. In Proc. SIMPAR 2008, 2008


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