Cognitive Robotics (CogRobo) is concerned with endowing robotic or software agents with higher level cognitive functions that involve reasoning, for example, about goals, perception, actions, the mental states of other agents, collaborative task execution. Our research has mainly been on bridging the gap between high-level reasoning and low-level control, involving both theoretical and hands-on components.
Due the interdisciplinary and synergistic nature of this research area, we study various topics, including kinematic and dynamic modeling of robots, architectures for robot control, world maps and localization, object recognition, manipulation and path planning, human-robot interaction, AI planning, sensing and monitoring, diagnosis, learning, representation and reasoning formalisms and algorithms, and methods for coupling high-level reasoning with low-level feasibility checks. We apply our methods in different robotic application domains, such as robotic manipulation, cognitive factories, service robotics, cognitive rehabilitation robotics, computer games, cloud robotics.
CogRobo Group has emerged from collaborations between Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group and Human-Machine Interaction Laboratory.