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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.


our research is focused on social robots for autistic children, the use of social robots in smart homes and smart environments, remote robots management and understandability, and social robots for education. In addition, the AI Robolab is involved in several research proposals (H2020, FNR CORE, etc.) involving social robot research and development.


The AI Robolab supervises student project related to social robots (e.g., robot recommender systems, social robots & emotion recognition, etc.) in addition, the AI Robolab participates in a post-graduate student seminar addressing ethics and robots as well as understandable robots.


the AI Robolab participate in open-days and research days. In addition, it supports related events involving robots.
LuxAI is a spinoff social robot company producing QT, a robot specializing in treating children with autism.

International Collaboration

  • Spain: Robotics Group at University of León, Spain.
  • The Netherlands: Department of Artificial Intelligence, Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam
  • Sweden: Intelligent Robotics Group, Umea University, Sweden