Research at RPL

The Robotics, Perception and Learning Laboratory performs research in robotics, computer vision and machine learning.

Robotic systems that provide advanced service in industry, for search and rescue operations, in medical applications or as assistants to elderly will become an integral part of the future society. Initial systems have been deployed in industrial and service sectors  for the past couple of decades but there are still no systems that are ready for the consumer markets. Robots are expected to act in environments built for humans, hence they should posses some of the human capabilities both in terms of locomotion (e.g. to handle stairs), dexterity (e.g. to manipulate objects and tools made by and for humans), perception (e.g. vision and haptics) and reasoning (e.g. to exchange information with humans in a natural manner). 

The research areas of interest at RPL are:

Mobile robotics

Grasping and Manipulation

Active perception

Social robotics

Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Planning and Decision Making

Specific research projects that we are involved in can be found here.

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