Welcome to the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory! Directed by Prof. Henrik I. Christensen, we are a part of the Contextual Robotics Institute at University of California, San Diego. Our lab conducts cross-disciplinary research across a number of topics spanning robotics, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. We primarily focus on fundamental research in the context of two main integration projects
- Intelligent home robots: An intelligent home robot is exemplified by a robot that can “reset” your home or put away the groceries or go fetch the coffee from the kitchen. The robot is required to operate in a semi-structured setting, understand the semantic organization of the home and manipulate objects to solve its tasks. A key part of the project is natural interaction with human users and other agents in the environment.
- Autonomous driving: Autonomous vehicles offers many possible use-cases from local area transportation to logistics and smart manufacturing. The autonomous vehicle laboratory is doing dynamic mapping, detection of other agents, intent recognition and dynamic planning to enable real-time task fulfillment. More details can be found here.