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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


2020-11-19Justus Piater gives an invited talk Machine Learning in Robotics at bAIome PI Talk, Center for Biomedical AI, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, online. [Abstract]
2020-11-20Simon Haller-Seeber and Patrick Lamprecht present a show Explainable AI: A sneak peek into the Black-Box at Science Slam, online.
2020-06-22Justus Piater gives an invited talk Conditional Neural Movement Primitives at GdR ISIS Réunion Apprentissage et Robotique, online. [Abstract]
2020-06-03Justus Piater appears in the media: Wie der Roboter denken lernt.
2020-01-29Justus Piater gives an invited talk Digital Science at Vortragsreihe „Primers for Predocs – Strategien für eine erfolgreiche Promotion“, Universität Heidelberg. [Abstract]
2020-01-20Joanna Chimiak-Opoka, Carina König, and Justus Piater appear in the media: Ergänzung Digital Science erfolgreich gestartet – UIBK Newsroom.
2020-01-03Justus Piater gives an invited talk Künstliche Intelligenz: Grundlagen, Erfolge, Herausforderungen at 47. Tagung des Innsbrucker Kreises von MoraltheologInnen und SozialethikerInnen, Innsbruck.
2019-12-19Justus Piater appears in the media: TV interview by ORF 2 Tirol Heute RedHaus (in German).
2019-12-12Justus Piater gives an invited lecture Too Smart to Be Trusted – Do I Even Want to Understand My Robot? at TrustRobots Lecture series Trust in Robots, TU Vienna.
2019-12-05IIS guest Heiko Neumann, University of Ulm, gives an invited colloquium Biologically inspired visual-auditory processing – from brain-like computation to neuromorphic algorithms at IFI Lunchtime Seminar. [Abstract]

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