Professor Héctor Muñoz-Avila, from Lehigh University in the US, is now spending part of his sabbatical here at IDI. In the AI group. His research covers several areas, and he is especially well known for his work on combining case-based reasoning with other machine learning and problem solving methods, particularly applied to planning problems and games. Hector will give a talk on Thursday this week:
Time: Thursday 20th, 12.15
Place: Room 454
Speaker: Héctor Muñoz-Avila
Title: Goal-Driven Autonomy; Reflective learning for Real-Time
Axel Tidemann from our research group was recently featured in Newton, Norway’s most popular scientific program for a younger audience. There, he demonstrated his work on the artificially intelligent drumming bot SHEILA that is capable of learning to drum by imitating human players. See the clip here.
Members of our research group have been woring on designing a robotic platform that is freely available to anyone who want to build their own robots. The project, led by Professor Pauline Haddow, aims to make robots for swarm robotics that have an affordable price, are available to anyone and have a wide range of possibilities. More info about the project can be found in this recent article from our departments’ news, or at the ChIRP home page.
Some prospective students visited our lab this Friday. The students were from the second grade at Inderøya Videregående Skole. Christian demonstrated our swarm robots, as seen below, and Anders demonstrated the intelligent traffic light.
Last Friday, the Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory was officially opened in a small ceremony at the Department of Computer and Information Science.
On the 14th of March the STARTntnu held the Kreator exhibition at Realfagsbygget. The goal of the exhibition is to inspire students and other visitors to create and explore new ideas. The GEMINI center was invited to participate with their “intelligent traffic lights”.
Some prospective NTNU students visited our lab today, to get a glimpse of the projects we are doing. The students were from the second and third grade of various gymnasiums. See them marveling at our swarm robots below.
Jean-Marc Montainer, who recently joined our research group as a postdoctoral researcher, presented his doctoral research and plans for further research at today’s Gemini Centre lecture.
Friday March 15th Jean-Marc Montanier will give a guest lecture as part of the Gemini Centre Lecture Series. Jean-Marc completed his PhD recently and has now started a post.doc in the AI group under the ERCIM scheme.
The talk will be held from 11.15 to 12 in 454, IT-Vest. However please arrive early so that everyone has time to help themselves to coffee and cake before the lecture begins. More information about the talk below.