Artificial Intelligence Research in Delft

Artificial Intelligence research in Delft focuses on understanding, designing, and engineering the responsible automation of complex systems, involving people as well as technical components. This contributes to the university’s aim to impact a better society.

The mission of Delft University of Technology is to advance the science, design and engineering of responsible systems. For AI specifically, we aim for systems that are sustainable in the long run and that have sufficient meaningful human control. Second, we strive to understand how to use socially-aware AI to improve the effectiveness of complex systems and the quality of life for all members of society. Third, specifically in the context of technical systems, such as infrastructures and robots, we develop new explainable AI methods to support making complex decisions, and data-driven techniques such that humans and machines collaboratively explore the consequences of such decisions.

These objectives are obtained by increasing our understanding of the following primary areas:

  • AI and the Web

  • Human-AI Collaboration and Human Computation and Crowdsourcing

  • Machine Learning Methods and NLP

  • Multiagent and Autonomous Agent Systems

  • Planning and Scheduling

  • Robotics

  • Computer Vision

In particular, we study hybrid approaches to meet the objectives above, such as of agent-based and data-driven intelligence, and user interfaces for responsible application of data science.

AI researchers in Delft are organized in various institutes and initiatives, such Delft Data Science, Design for Values, and AI Tech, and closely collaborate with other disciplines beyond Computer Science, for example to work on application domains such as:

  • AI in Design

  • Art and Music

  • Autonomous Driving

  • Bio-Informatics

  • Ethics for AI

  • Smart Energy Systems

  • Smart Cities

  • Robotics