IDSIA Robotics Laboratory
IDSIA Robotics Lab |
The IDSIA robotics lab was founded in 2007. It is a laboratory to apply artificial intelligence methods to various types of real robots: mobile robots, manipulating robots, and humanoid robots. We have demonstrated our competence in applied machine learning and swarm itelligence in miscellaneous projects, e.g. Swarmanoid, IM-CLeVeR.
Here is a nice video showing what is going on in our lab.
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|Galleria 1, 2nd floor, 6928 Manno. Shortest and simplest way: Staircase D (backside of Galleria 1). SUPSI DTI and DSAN is written on the entrance door on the second floor. Official way: Main entrance, but it is a maze challenge to find the lab. Here is a larger map with place marks on all IDSIA related entrances in Galleria 1. Click on one place mark to read more about an entrance.
Lab entrance 2nd floor
A running experiment
The beautiful outlook from the lab
More are coming soon.
We have a bunch of different robots. The following images will give you an overview. Of course, we have more than one robot of each type.
Pioneer with SICK LRF
Pioneer with Katana
Another FIRA robot
E-Puck with ground sensor
E-Puck with IR R&B module
Additionally, we have various sensors (cameras, laser range finders, inertial measurement unit, and so on) currently not mounted on robot bases.
- Jürgen Leitner, Towards Adaptive and Autonomous Humanoid Robots -- From Vision to Actions, 2014.
- Mikail Frank, Learning To Reach and Reaching To Learn -- A Unified Approach to Path Planning and Reactive Control through Reinforcement Learning, 2014.
- Yuval Sharon, Prototype Robot for Robocup@home (video), 2009.
- Stefano Morgani, Computer Aided Reconnaissance and Surveillance, 2009.
- Gregor Kaufmann, A Flexible and Safe Environment for Robotic Experiments, 2010.
- Jose Nicolás Velásquez Orozco, Monocular camera based real-time on-board obstacle avoidance for unmanned aerial vehicles, 2014.
- Christine Graff, Drone Piloting Study, 2014.
- Margarita Grinwald, iWheel -- Towards an autonomous navigation of a Wheelphone robot, 2014.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
- Stefano Morgani, Simple Robot Programming Interface for educational use with a checker playing robot as demonstration, 2008.
- Athos Ghiggi, Reconstructing robot after earthquake in a block world (video), 2009.
- Gregor Kaufmann, Healing robot swarm, 2009.
Your thesis at USI
You can find possible student research projects (Bachelor and Master) at the iCorsi2 internal learning platform (only for USI students). Here is an overview for people without access to USI's intranet.
Please, have also a look on IDSIA's robotics channel.
Last change November 2014, Alexander Förster