AIRO IDLab Ghent University - imec

AIRO is a research team part of the research group IDLab. Our team is lead 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 research page.


Sep 22, 2023 PhD Position - Bio-inspired research on seahorse tails

We are seeking a passionate PhD candidate to explore bio-inspired research, focusing on seahorse tails and its application potentials in robotics.

Jun 20, 2023 PhD position - AI-models for Computer analysis of Sign language communication

We have a vacancy for a PhD student to work on sign language technologies.

Jun 11, 2023 PhD Position - Research on an AI Buddy for Instructional Feedback

We offer a fully funded PhD Scholarship for Research on an AI Buddy for Instructional Feedback.

Jun 1, 2023 We won the ICRA 2023 cloth folding competition

In May, we won the cloth folding competition at ICRA 2023. We were the only team who completed all three tasks of the competition.

May 17, 2023 Robotic folding at imec ITF 2023

World ITF World is a conference that brings 2000 technology experts together. We were present with our work on robotic manipulation of challenging objects.

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