Consistently ranked among the top universities in the world, ETH Zurich is an academic institution with excellent track record of research and teacing since 1855. The university is associated with 21 Nobel Laureates who have studied, taught or conducted research there. The Autonomous Systems Lab ASL (www.asl.ethz.ch) of ETHZ, is internationally renowned in the field of autonomous robot design and navigation with great experience in design and navigation of wheeled, legged and flying robots operating in different types of environments. With involvment in several National, European adn ESA projects together with both academic and industrial partners, the lab currently hosts mode than 50 researchers and application engineers. Research chievements in the lab have been commercialized by realizing seven spin-off companies since its foundation.