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.
|2022-06-02||Erwan Renaudo contributes a talk Deep Learning for Fast Segmentation of E-waste Devices’ Inner Parts in a Recycling Scenario at ICPRAI 2022, Paris/online. [Abstract]|
|2022-05-17||Erwan Renaudo gives an invited talk A Brief tour of autonomous robots' "Cognition" at Creating Agency and Cognition in Automated Systems: What can we learn from the Octopus? International Hybrid Workshop, Innsbruck. [Abstract]|
|2022-05-11||Justus Piater gives an invited talk Robots That Learn Like Humans? at Pint of Science, Innsbruck. [Abstract]|
|2022-04-28||Simon Haller-Seeber contributes a talk STAIR Learning Lab at Robotics in Education 2022, online.|
|2022-02-19||Justus Piater gives an invited talk Learning as a Creative Process in Humans and Machines at Workshop on “Agency, Life, and Creativity”, online. [Abstract]|
|2021-11-24||Justus Piater is a panelist at a public discussion on Privacy in the Digital Age, online. (Organized by ELSA Innsbruck)|
|2021-10-22||Justus Piater gives an invited talk Robotik und KI in der Medizin – nur Bedarfserweckung? at Medical Update Hall 2021 – Fit für das neue Jahrzehnt, UMIT, Hall in Tirol.|
|2021-08-26||Justus Piater contributes a talk Digital Science at the University of Innsbruck at Aurora Research Conference Digital Society & Global Citizenship, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. [Abstract]|
|2021-08-24||Justus Piater contributes a lecture Picking and Placing at 2021 GMAR Summer School, Villa Blanka, Innsbruck.|
|2021-07-01||Justus Piater and Matteo Saveriano give an invited talk Making Robots Learn to Perceive and Act with Understanding at Workshop and Open Lab on Field Robotics - Interdisciplinary aspects of robotics and its applications in outdoor scenarios, NOI Techpark, Bolzano, Italy.|