The Cognitive Robotic Systems Laboratory at AASS

(Previously "Mobile Robotics Lab")

Cognitive Robotic Systems...
-> are robotic systems, that is, systems able to sense the environment and to act upon it; but they are also cognitive systems, that is, systems able to reason about what they sense and about what actions to perform. Examples of such systems include autonomous robots able to provide services to humans in a domestic or industrial setting, smart homes able to increase the comfort and safety of elderly people, or distributed systems of robots and sensors able to monitor the pollution of the environment.
The aim of our group...
-> is to perform basic and applied research on cognitive robotic systems. We address in particular the crucial problem of the integration of higher-level cognitive processes into physically embedded systems, like robots. Our approach relies on the combination of techniques from computer science and artificial intelligence with the use of real robots and sensors.
We are internationally recognized...
-> for our work in key scientific areas which are pivotal to the creation of cognitive robotic systems. These include:
  • planning and scheduling
  • cognitive sensor systems
  • robot ecologies
  • hybrid reasoning
Our application domains...
-> are illustrated by our portfolio of projects. They include:
  • industrial autonomous vehicles (Atlas Copco, SAUNA)
  • robot servants (GeRT, RACE)
  • smart homes (Rubicon, RobotEra)
  • elderly care and independent living (Excite, RobotEra, Giraf+)
  • monitoring through olfaction (MedNose, PollutedPeace)
In our work toward applications, we insist on the combination of sound theoretical investigation and careful empirical evaluation, especially when our systems interact with humans.
Take a look at our...
-> Research themes
-> Collaborative projects
-> People
-> Publications
-> Video channel on YouTube

Last updated on January 18, 2012 by A. Saffiotti