RALLI 2016 - 2019

Future social robots will need the ability to acquire new tasks and behaviors on the job both through observation and through natural language instruction, for robot designers cannot build in all environmental and task contingencies in typical application domains such as health care settings or people’s homes. In this project, we tackle the critical subproblem of learning new actions and their corresponding words by the artificial system observing how those actions are performed and expressed by humans. Read more →

 

ACROSSING 2016 - 2019

ACROSSING is an innovative research training network funded by the EU H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions programme which aims to change the way millions of the older people in Europe live and maintain wellbeing. The project aims to make a critical contribution towards an open smart home technology infrastructure by interlinking disciplines from sensing technologies, context inferences and interaction and considering key principles of social impact, ethics, security and privacy. Read more →

 

RoboFit 2016 - 2019

Over the course of the project RoboFit, classes from all ages visit the institute to listen to a lecture about robotics, to try out robot navigation during a brief workshop, and to see a demo of our robots Romeo or Pepper. Read more →

 

AssistMe 2015 - 2017

AssistMe develops and evaluates during a user-centered multistage process innovative means of interaction for programming and usage of a robot-based assistive system. Central topic is the integration of users in the concept development where the interaction paradigms are defined as well as in the evaluation stage of the developed technology. Read more →

ALOOF 2015 - 2017

ALOOF will enable robots to tap into the ever-growing amount of knowledge available on the Web, by learning from there about the meaning of previously unseen objects, expressed in a form that makes them applicable when acting in situated environments. By searching the Web, robots will be able to learn about new objects, their specific properties, where they might be stored and so forth. Read more →

ER4STEM 2015 - 2018

Many children lose their natural curiosity for how things function and interrelate to each other along the way into their lives as young adults. The Educational Robotics for STEM (ER4STEM) project aims to turn curious young children into young adults passionate about science and technology with a hands-on use case: robotics. Read more →

FLOBOT 2015 - 2017

Supermarkets, as well as other industrial, commercial, civil and service premises have to be cleaned daily and during the day. FLOBOT addresses these demands by integrating existing research results into a professional floor washing robot platform for wide area industrial, civil and commercial premises. Read more →

 

Crazy Robots 2014 - 2015

Crazy Robots is a science communication project of the Vision for Robotics Group, funded by FWF Wissenschaftsfonds. The project aims to teach school students robotics from the product development perspective and addresses all students (not only the ones interested in Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics – STEM). Read more →

 

SQUIRREL 2014 - 2018

Clutter in an open world is a challenge for many aspects of robotic systems, especially for autonomous robots deployed in unstructured domestic settings, affecting navigation, manipulation, vision, human robot interaction and planning. Squirrel addresses these issues by actively controlling clutter and incrementally learning to extend the robot’s capabilities while doing so. Read more →

 

Argonauts 2014 - 2016

Total has launched in December 2013, the ARGOS Challenge (Autonomous Robot for Gas and Oil Sites), an international robotics competition designed to foster the development of a new generation of autonomous robots adapted to the oil and gas sites. These robots will be capable of performing inspection tasks, detecting anomalies and intervening in emergency situations. Read more →