IRI - Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics

IRI - Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics

The Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics (IRI) is a Joint Research Center of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). The Institute has three main objectives: to promote fundamental research in Robotics and Applied Informatics, to cooperate with the community in industrial technological projects, and to offer scientific education through graduate courses.

Research Activities

Led_crculo_naranja2 Automatic Control
Led_crculo_naranja2 Kinematics and Robot Design
Led_crculo_naranja2 Perception and Manipulation
Led_crculo_naranja2 Mobile Robotics


CEEDS: The collective experience of empathic data systems
The Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems (CEEDS) consortium advances a novel integrated technology that supports the experiencing, analyzing and understanding of massive datasets. Key axiom of CEEDS is that discovery is the identification of patterns in complex data sets by the human brain. It is these implicit information processing capabilities that CEEDS seeks to exploit. The implicit cues, as measured through novel sensing systems, including bio-signals and non-verbal behaviour form the core information based on which the CEEDS system will process data and present them to the user(s). More details


IntellAct: Intelligent observation and execution of Actions and manipulations
IntellAct addresses the problem of understanding and exploiting the meaning (semantics) of manipulations in terms of objects, actions and their consequences for reproducing human actions with machines. It comprises three building blocks: (1) Learning: Abstract, semantic descriptions of manipulations are extracted from video sequences showing a human demonstrating the manipulations; (2) Monitoring: In the second step, observed manipulations are evaluated against the learned, semantic models; (3) Execution: Based on learned, semantic models, equivalent manipulations are executed by a robot.
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