AIRO IDLab Ghent University - imec

AIRO is a research team part of the research group IDLab. Our team is led by Prof. Joni Dambre, Prof. Francis wyffels, and Prof. Tony Belpaeme. Together with our team of researchers and students, we work on interdisciplinary research in the fields of AI and Robotics, ranging from social robotics to fringe machine learning. The lab has vast experience with neural networks and ended up several times as a winning team in international Kaggle competitions on image recognition. Get a full overview of the fundamental and applied research problems we tackle on the research page.


Jan 9, 2024 ICRA 2024 - Cloth Competition

This year’s Cloth Track of the 9th RGMC focuses on grasp point localisation on hanging cloth items. Teams can build their perception system in the months leading up to the competition, but performance will be evaluated on a dual-arm robot setup live May 13-17 at ICRA 2024 in Yokohama, Japan! You provide the grasp location and approach direction, and we handle the execution on our robots. Are you as enthusiastic about robotic laundry as we are? Register for the Cloth Track here and help make it happen!

Nov 30, 2023 AIRO at Dag Van De Wetenschap 2023

IDLab-AIRO was present at the yearly dag van de wetenschap (science day) event at the Ghent city library. We presented a prototype of the dictionary search system for Flemish Sign Language (VGT) developed based on our research.

Oct 28, 2023 AI Op School (AI At School) wins Vlaanderen Digitaal Award

Last Wednesday, our project AI At School won the Flanders Digital Award.

Oct 19, 2023 Wat gebaar jij? AMAI project

IDLab-AIRO and VGTC are collaborating on a project to bring search functionality to the Flemish Sign Language dictionary. (Dutch text)

Oct 2, 2023 Talk by Tom Williams (Colorado School of Mines), Monday 9/10/2023, 15:00

On Monday 9 October 2023 at 15:00, Tom Williams (Colorado School of Mines) will talk on Powerplay :Dismantling the White Patriarchal origins of robotics.

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