AREAS OF EXPERTISE

The AI Experience Centre offers multidisciplinary excellence both in fundamental and applied research on AI. The Centre’s four core research groups focus on developing AI and Robotics innovations whilst also considering their deployment. Our experts’ multidisciplinary approach incorporates technical, legal, and social scientific knowledge which leads to the creation of appropriate and suitable artifacts for You.

AI TECHNOLOGY

Cognitive AI

Human and animal cognition, evolution of speech

Applied Mathematics

Digital data acquisition, representation, analysis, communication, security and forensics

Computational Creativity

Simulation of intelligent and creative human activities on computers

Evolutionary and Hybrid AI

Emergent communication and computational grammar

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Problem-solving starting from explicit domain knowledge

Multi-agent Systems

Multiple interacting learning agents

Reinforcement Learning

Multi-criteria, sample-efficient RL, safe and explainable AI

POLICY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT

Algorithm Diversity

Promote inclusion and help close social gaps

Digital Inclusion

Digital and media literacy to develop accessibility

Policy Analysis

Encompassing evidence based studies, prescriptive and evaluative

Tools on Transparency of Bias in Algorithms

Enhance transparency and thereby trustworthiness

User Empowerment

End-user development/programming

Methods to Involve Domain Experts and Machine Learning Techniques in the Design of Human-Centered Algorithms

Translating instruments to support the creation of trustworthy AI

ROBOTICS

Collaborative Robots

Assistance in the industry (e.g.: workfloor)

AR and VR in surgery and for use in rehabilitation

Enhance the computer assisted surgery experience and reduce the cognitive pressure on surgeons

Smart (compliant) Actuation

Safe and energy efficient compliant actuation

Self-healing Soft Robotics

Self-healing actuation; the robot realizes when and where it needs to initiate the healing process

Social Robots

Assistance with the elderly

Industrial and Rehabilitation Human Augmentation Technologies

Development and evaluation of (next generation) exoskeletons for industrial and rehabilitation use and bionic prostheses

SIGNALLING PROCESSES

Audio-Visual Signal Processing (AVSP) Multidimensional Signal Processing and Communication

In speech/audio and image/video processing in the context of multimedia research, in the exploitation of new opto-electronic devices for applications of ambient intelligence, and in joint channel- source coding