The main theme of our research is about living with technologies, whereby we explore techniques and applications of technologies in our natural living environment to support and improve our lifestyle. We hope to embed “normal” technologies in the environment (ambient intelligence) as well as using robots as an autonomous agent within our living environment. We would like to make robots to be able to live with human and support them effectively. By “normal” we try to keep the solution realistic to be able to deploy easily instead of requiring elaborated procedure and setup, or be limited to laborious experimental settings. For that, we are currently focusing related technologies on the fundamental capabilities of an autonomous robot to self-learn its knowledge and skills, as well as to dexterously maneuver itself among the humans. With smart devices or Internet of Things (IoT) becoming a “norm” in many modern houses, the integration and connection of the smart environment (cyber-physical systems) and robotics will open up more options to the solutions in real-world. It is fair to say that cyber-physical systems are finding their applications in the wild. Being in the Borneo Island with the oldest rainforest in the world, we are finding interests in the applications of digital technologies in the natural habitat of the wildlife.
Keywords: AI, self-learning AI, autonomous AI, autonomous agents, self-supervised, unsupervised, knowledge discovery, autonomy
Keywords: Cyber-physical systems, internet of things, intelligent space, intelligent systems, smart systems
Human Robot Interaction
Keywords: Human robot interaction, human agent interaction, human machine interaction
Keywords: Autonomous vehicles, autonomous cars, self-driving cars, intelligent cars
Robot Navigation and Control
Keywords: Robotics, robot navigation, robot localization, robot manipulation, robot control, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)