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The AIRO family is growing

Sep 23, 2021

The AIRO team looking very vibrant, happy and healthy. As of September 2021 we are a 30-strong team, with ten new people joining us to work on Human-Robot Interaction, robotic manipulation, unconventional computing, machine learning and sign language understanding.

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PhD defence of Gabriel Urbain

Sep 15, 2021

In the future, can robots move as smoothly as animals? That is what Gabriel Urbain is investigating in his PhD which he defended today!

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Summer school for children of Ghent

Aug 24, 2021

The summer school “zomerwijs” is organised for children from various cultural backgrounds in Ghent. 150 chidren visited a two-day science and technology event on our campus that was co-organised by IDLAB-AIRO.

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PhD Vacancy on Social Robotics

Aug 17, 2021

The AIRO group (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, airo.ugent.be) of IDLab-imec at Ghent University are offering a fully-funded PhD studentship to help with our research on social robotics.

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AI At School wins M-Award

Dec 27, 2020

In 2020 the Flemish Knowledge Center for digital and media literacy awarded several projects for the fifth time in a row. In the category Media Literacy Educative project ‘AI At School’ wins the M-Award.

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Agoria Public Award won by Rembrandt Perneel

Dec 15, 2020

With his master thesis on the design and modelling of a modular robotic system to improve weed management, Rembrandt Perneel has won the Agoria Public Award 2020.

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PhD vacancy – Biologically inspired feature learning in neural networks

Dec 13, 2020

We are looking for a PhD student to study the mechanisms of information transfer and feature learning in biological neural networks.

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PhD Vacancy on Paradigms for POST-digital computing Deep Learning

Dec 13, 2020

We are looking for a PhD student to study the mechanisms of information transfer and feature learning in biological neural networks.

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PhD Vacancy on Sign Language Translation with Deep Learning

Nov 16, 2020

We offer a fully funded PhD Scholarship on Sign Language Translation with Deep Learning.

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Queen Paola Award for Education won by the KIKS Project

Oct 25, 2020

KIKS, a STEM project on climate change, biology and artificial intelligence (AI), won the Queen Paola Award for Education. KIKS was developed in a unique collaboration between the Sint-Bavohumaniora, UGent, the Botanic Garden Meise, and Dwengo vzw. KIKS is part of an umbrella project ‘AI At School’ in which the basic concepts of artificial intelligence are applied from a social context.

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