Human-Robot interaction (HRI) laboratory
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The Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Laboratory is a world-class research facility established by the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems (IROHMS).
Aligned to IROHMS research agenda, the laboratory’s research focuses on investigating research problems at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and human-machine systems.
Our main research priorities are:
- human-robot interaction and collaboration
- Human-like AI
- context awareness
- context reasoning
- intention recognition and prediction
- affective computing
- explainable robotics
- semantic reasoning
- robot curiosity.
The laboratory has cutting-edge equipment for teaching and research, including:
With more than 20 degrees of freedom and an omnidirectional base, this service robot can actively support humans e.g. in their daily life and health care. Two 7-DOF arms with one finger hands are used for mechanical interaction with objects in the environment.
On its 3-DOF torso it has two 3D cameras for environmental monitoring and another 3D camera for floor monitoring. The robot’s head has a touch panel display to interact with people and contains a moving sensor ring with 3D camera for facial and gesture recognition, and microphone for speech recognition.
Vicon Motion Tracking System
A setup of 10 Vicon Vero cameras with advanced technology and intelligent controls, together with a Vicon RGB camera can track human and objects precisely, accurately, and rigorously. The technology enables a wide variety of research from human-robot collaboration to context awareness, and more.
Siemens Plant Simulation Software
A powerful tool for modelling, simulating, analysing, visualizing, and optimizing production systems and processes, which is developed by Siemens PLM Software.
Eye Tracker and EEG Headset
These cutting-edge equipment enable studying human physiological signals and behaviours, which are fundamental in different robotic areas such human-like AI and trusted autonomy.
HTC VIVE Virtual Reality Headset
With high resolution, this VR headset offers a comprehensive package to support users to get more out of the virtual reality experience.
This eye tracking system uses digital cameras for real-time tracking of eye movement and gaze direction. It has several applications in different research areas such as human-centred robotics, and human intention recognition.
Lab users work closely together to design and develop novel methods and concepts to make an impact on the field of human-robot interaction and society. The application of our laboratory’s technologies can be used in several fields including industry, healthcare, entertainment, sport, and training.
Current research at the Human-Robot Interaction Lab includes the emerging field of explainable robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and simulation in the context of smart manufacturing, and autonomous vehicles.
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