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.


Nov 1, 2022 Winning the IROS 2022 Cloth Folding Competition

In October we participated in, and won, the folding task of the first-ever edition of the Robotic Cloth Manipulation competition!

Oct 25, 2022 HRI Winter school on Embodied AI, 5-7 December 2022

HRI Winter school on Embodied AI: three days of interdisciplinary talks, workshops and tutorials on HRI.

Oct 5, 2022 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.

Sep 9, 2022 PhD defence of Tom Neutens

Recently, Computer Science has become part of the Flemish compulsory education. In his Phd, Tom contributed to the integration of Computer Science in education by comparing teaching strategies, formulating guidelines for assessment, and developing digital tools tailored to the current needs in schools.

Aug 23, 2022 Summer school Ghent

The Ghent University Summer School, an event co-organised by IDLAB-AIRO, was once again an immense success. In total, 160 children visited our campus to partake in STEM-field related activities.

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