Rafael Hostettler looks at the world from the future and is on a mission to do so for a long time to come.
Since his Master’s degree at ETH Zurich in 2012, he has therefore been building robots modelled after the human body and leading a medical devices start-up.
Roboy, his 3D-printed robot boy, is not only part of the research project “The Human Brain Project” to give bodies to simulated brains. Roboy also plays in a theatre, goes to school and teaches children artificial intelligence & ethics.
The “Medical Templates AG”, his start-up, develops an impressively simple solution to make biopsies and pain therapy simpler, faster and safer. For this purpose, a simple plastic cube is made intelligent through imaging and algorithms.
All his activities are facets of the same mission: Advancing science, preparing society for the future, being able to develop medical devices and building a community for future development; everything is part of ultimately becoming a robot himself in order to remain curious forever.