AAI research group

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Current group members
Mattias Wahde, PhD, Professor, Group leader
Krister Wolff, PhD, Docent, Vice Head of department
Peter Forsberg, Adjunct Associate Professor
Ola Benderius, PhD, Assistant professor
Mauro Bellone, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow
Yushu Yu, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow
Sina Torabi, Lic. Eng., PhD student
Luca Caltagirone, Lic.Eng., PhD student
Carl-Johan Hoel, PhD student
Björnborg Nguyen, PhD student

Alumni (previous PhD students)

Peter Lingman, PhD 2006
Jimmy Pettersson, PhD 2006
Peter Forsberg, PhD 2006
Krister Wolff, PhD 2006
Andreas Magnusson, PhD 2008
David Sandberg, PhD 2011
Ola Benderius, PhD 2014
Gustav Markkula, PhD 2015

Stochastic optimization methods (FFR105, FIM711), 1st quarter (Aug. - Oct.)
Intelligent Agents (TME285), 3rd quarter (Jan. - March)  (The next course starts in January 2019)
Autonomous Robots (TME290), 4th quarter (March - May)

Humanoid robotics (TIF160, FIM800), 1st quarter (Aug. - Oct.)


Our research is mainly focused on different aspects of agent cognition and decision-making, as well as natural communication between artificial agents and human users. Our interests cover agent (and robot) decision-making in general, but also the various subsystems (vision, hearing, speech etc.) required for human-agent interaction. A specific kind of agent of great interest to us are so called conversational agents that are centered on verbal communication with human users.

In general, an agent can be implemented either completely in software (e.g. with an animated face on a screen) or in hardware (e.g. a  robot or an autonomous vehicle). Moreover, even though our main interest concerns artificial systems, and specifically implementable  models of cognition, we are also studying aspects of biological systems (such as models of human decision-making in drivers of vehicles)  and biologically  inspired methods for learning using, for example, spiking neural networks.

The ultimate aim of our research is to make robust, useful, and friendly artificial systems whose intereraction with a human user is indistinguishable from an interaction with another human.

Note: This page is under construction (Oct. 2018). Specific project links will be added later.

Master theses
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Last update: 20181001, 10.25