The research of the Cognitive Robotics department focuses on the interaction between humans and robots. The researchers work on robotics solutions within a complex environment. Examples are: a robot that manages to make its way through an environment with obstacles and humans, a robot arm that responds to a person when he pushes the robot, robots that work together, or an intelligent vehicle that can predict where someone will cross the street.

BSc, MSc, and PhD students work on these research topics in one of the three labs of the department. The research aim is to enable future robotic systems to learn effectively from diverse experiences and to achieve performance with a high degree of autonomous action.