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Intelligent and Interactive Systems

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.

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Group picture taken at our retreat in Obergurgl


2018-06-30Philipp Zech, Barry Ridge, and Emre Ugur co-organize the 1st International Workshop on Computational Models of Affordance in Robotics.
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.
2018-06-30Justus 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.
2018-06-12Justus Piater, Simon Haller, and Olaf Köhler appear in the media: Music Globe und Cubeat .
2018-06-12Simon Haller teaches a tutorial Robotics im Klassenzimmer, InDay Teachers 2018, Universität Innsbruck.
2018-04-24Justus Piater gives an invited talk Intelligente Roboter – Freund, Feind oder Hirngespinst?, Popular science talk within the WissensDurst series, Innsbruck, Austria.
2018-04-11Justus Piater is a panelist at a public discussion on AI – Wird der Mensch ersetzbar?, organized by the Faculty of Law and the European Law Students’ Association Austria in Innsbruck, Austria.
2018-04-10Philipp Zech, Justus Piater, and Cornelia Vidovic appear in the media: Roboter bauen? Ist ja kinderleicht .
2018-03-23Simon Haller teaches a tutorial Was sind Roboter? Wie verstehen Roboter? Wie baut man einen einfachen Roboter?, Campustag BG/BRG Sillgasse, Universität Innsbruck.

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