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Making robots learn to perceive and act with understanding

At IIS we enable autonomous robots to perceive and act flexibly and robustly in unstructured environments, leveraging machine learning methods to build perceptual, motor and reasoning skills.

We seek to answer the question: How can we enable robots to acquire the knowledge and understanding they require to interact sensibly with unstructured environments?

Our research addresses complete perception-action loops, from computer vision to grasping and manipulation, using reactive algorithms and/or cognitive models. Much of our work uses machine learning to enable robots to synthesize and improve complex and robust sensorimotor behavior with experience. Related areas of interest include human-robot interaction, image and video analysis, and visual neuroscience.

Working With Us

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Group picture taken at our retreat in Obergurgl


2019-03-28Simon Haller teaches a tutorial Coding und Robotik - Makerspaces mit Einplatinencomputern., eFuture-Day, Grillhof Vill.
2019-03-26Justus Piater co-organizes the GMAR Robotics Talk: Robotik in Fertigung, Montage und Forschung.
2019-02-20Justus Piater gives an invited talk Künstliche Intelligenz in der Robotik, Smart City Finale 2019, HTL Dornbirn.
2019-01-10Justus Piater gives an invited talk High-Level, Skill-Based Robot Programming Using Autonomous Playing and Autonomous Testing, Taste Digitalization – CAMPUS:digi:TOUR (4), ICT, Universität Innsbruck.
2018-10-05Justus Piater gives an invited talk Perception of Abstract Concepts, Unconventional Sensing and Processing for Robotic Visual Perception, Madrid, Spain.
2018-09-21Justus Piater gives an invited talk Concept Learning For Robot Intelligence, Conference on Quantum Machine Learning Plus, Innsbruck, Austria.
2018-07-17Simon Haller and Nicolas Stolz appear in the media: Roboter zu Besuch in Liechtenstein .
2018-07-03Simon Haller teaches a tutorial Wie kann ein Roboter lernen, die Welt zu verstehen?, Campustag BORG Schwaz, Universität Innsbruck.
2018-06-30Philipp Zech, Barry Ridge, and Emre Ugur co-organize the 1st International Workshop on Computational Models of Affordance in Robotics.
2018-06-30Justus Piater gives an invited talk Objects, Parts, Functions, Affordances, Actions, and Tasks, 1st International Workshop on Computational Models of Affordance in Robotics, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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