Argonauts2014 - 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 →


FRANC2013 - 2015

While in modern agriculture increasingly powerful complex machines with advanced technology are used organic farming is characterized by multiple manual tasks. The project FRANC develops and builds an autonomous vehicle which can be used especially in organic farming. Read more →

STRANDS2013 - 2017

STRANDS aims to enable a robot to achieve robust and intelligent behaviour in human environments through adaptation to, and the exploitation of, long-term experience. Our approach is based on understanding 3D space and how it changes over time, from milliseconds to months. Read more →


V4HRC2013 - 2016

The aim is to explore how human dyads cooperate in vision-based tasks and how they achieve grounding. The findings from human dyad will then be transferred in an adapted manner to human-robot interaction in order to inform the behavior implementation of the robot. Read more →


HOBBIT2011 - 2015

While world players in home care robotics tend to follow a pragmatic approach such as single function systems (USA) or humanoid robots (Japan, Korea), we introduce a new, more user-centred concept called “Mutual Care”: By providing a possibility for the Human to “take care” of the robot like a partner, real feelings and affections toward it will be created. Read more →


Meta Mechanics2008 - 2009

The metamechanics RoboCup@Home team was established in late 2008 at the Vienna University of Technology. It is a mixed team of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and the Department of Computer Science. Read more →

GRASP2008 - 2010

The aim of GRASP is the design of a cognitive system capable of performing tasks in open-ended environments, dealing with uncertainty and novel situations. The design of such a system must take into account three important facts: i) it has to be based on solid theoretical basis, and ii) it has to be extensively evaluated on suitable and measurable basis, thus iii) allowing for self-understanding and self-extension. Read more →

Austrian Kangaroos2008 - 2009

Soccer among robots is entertaining, but it is a valuable testing field for research and development in all sorts of areas. The humanoid robots are an ideal platform for development and are being used by many international universities. Research comprises novel walking algorithms, artificial intelligence, image processing and software architecture for embedded systems in real time. Read more →

CogX2008 - 2012

The ability to manipulate novel objects detected in the environment and to predict their behaviour after a certain action is applied to them is important for a robot that can extend its own abilities. The goal is to provide the necessary sensory input for the above by exploiting the interplay between perception and manipulation. Read more →

Robots @ Home2007 - 2010

The objective of robots@home is to provide an open mobile platform for the massive introduction of robots into the homes of everyone. The scenario-driven approach is inspired by recent work in cognitive science, neuroscience and animal navigation: a hierarchical cognitive map incorporates topological, metric and semantic information. Read more →