Scoop and Aims

The AI Robolab is an AI lab created in 2009 at the university of Luxembourg. Following the big 5 terminology explaining the scope of AI, the AI Robolab scope covers Natural interaction (Point 4) and Societal Impact (Point 5). The former is about AI that “strives to create agents that interact naturally with humans” whereas the latter aims to study how AI can “impact society in both positive and negative ways.”

Our Objectives

Research

The AI RoboLab in general provides a key contribution to shaping a digital, healthy and sustainable future.
Digital Transformation: the pillar on AI ethics addresses ethical, cultural and legal questions around digitalisation, in collaboration with a newly created Center for Digital Ethics. Moreover, it collaborates with C2DH on digital humanities, and it has an interest in space AI.
Medicine and Health: the pillar on social robotics contributes to digital health.

Evaluation

The AI RoboLab contributes to a personalised, innovative and high-quality teaching and learning across the University
Teaching and Learning across the university. The AI RoboLab embeds project-based learning as its preferred mode of teaching, enabling personalized training. The C21 is one of the main lab’s projects in this direction.
Fostering a dynamic, diverse and international student community: the AI RoboLab hosts yearly many student internships from all over the world (for a list of the ongoing projects, please refer to this page).

Impact

The AI RoboLab contributes to the social, cultural and economic development of Luxembourg and the world.
Together with its spin-off company LuxAI, it provide support and guidance to researchers, staff and students in the transfer of ideas and discoveries into the socio-economic sphere through the creation of spin-offs.
The AI RoboLab promote entrepreneurial thinking and creativity as transversal skills to students and young researchers.
With its pillar on computational creativity, and the AI&Art pavilion at Esch2022, it is deepening dialogue and engagement with interests groups and the general public.

Pillars

QTrobot-humanoid-social-robot-resized-1024x683

Socials Robots

Social Robotics aims to improve the robots’ social capabilities and enable robots to work alongside with humans by providing emotional, cognitive and social cues to encourage the user(s) development and achieving a given goals. Social robots tackle the challenges of motivating the end-users, coaching, entertaining and rehabilitating by focusing on non-physical interaction.Our contributions in the domain of social robots are carried out in research, teaching, and outreach activities

AI Ethics

With the widespread use of AI applications, AI Ethics emerged as research domain aiming to investigate fairness, accountability, and transparency of the more and more sophisticated AI systems. This move is supported several recent initiatives originating from national, international as well as industry stakeholders are being developed to investigate the ethical dimension of these AI solutions. Our domain in AI Ethics are as follows

AI & Art

This pillar started at the AI Robolab, when a workshop on AI and Art was organized by the AI Robolab at the university of Luxembourg. Later, in 2020, our project proposal has been accepted by the Esch22. Therefore, the AI Robolab will be responsible for the organization of an AI & Art pavilion that will be included in the activates of Esch 2022 European Capital of Culture. The pavilion involves several corners and projects developed by artists and researchers interested in creative technologies as well as staff from the AI Robolab. The kickoff meeting of this project was organized by the AI Robolab and held on 25th of September 2020

Computational Creativity Hub

The Computational Creativity Hub is a living lab where researchers, students and artists work together to brainstorm, make research and produce new approaches, methodologies, artworks dealing with the future of art. CCH is maintained by AI Robolab and used for projects like AI&Art and BeCoS. Everybody is invited to visit us …

Ongoing Projects

Funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg in the framework of their partnership block grant programme IPBG, the University of Luxembourg has created the COLLABORATION 21 (C21) programme. It teams up researchers from the University with Cisco – the world leader in collaboration technologies and SCRIPT – Luxembourg’s national agency for innovation and …

Within this project, we want to develop a playful and interactive intelligent machine – the Smart Photo Booth – where the users can experiment with AI, and learn about the process of how intelligent machines are trained …

Within the context of the Esch2022 European capital of culture, our project proposal for an AI & Art pavilion has been accepted.
The project is cofounded by Esch22 and the university of Luxembourg. PI: Prof. Leon van der Torre. Therefore, the AI Robolab will be responsible for the organization of an AI & Art pavilion that will be included in the activates of Esch 2022 European Capital of …

Funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg in the framework of their partnership block grant programme IPBG, the University of Luxembourg has created the COLLABORATION 21 (C21) programme. It teams up researchers from the University with Cisco – the world leader in collaboration technologies and SCRIPT – Luxembourg’s national agency for innovation and …

Partners

[nd_options_counter nd_options_number_color= »#ededed » nd_options_text_align= »center » nd_options_number= »18″ nd_options_number_font_size= »200″]

COIN

AISLab-HESSO