Human-centered Technologies and Machine Intelligence Lab

Funding type: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) — Investment for Growth and Jobs 2014-2020

Duration: 24/09/2020 – 31/12/2022


South Tyrol is characterised by a strongly developed service sector and a large number of small businesses (production area and agriculture). The ageing of the population, the opening of markets and climate change bring new challenges for both. In order to be able to remain competitive, existing processes must be further optimized and automated. Embodied Artificial Intelligence plays a special role in this context, along with digitization and networking in the sense of Industry 4.0. It not only enables to take intelligent decisions based on sensory information and context, but to translate them also into actions by means of a physical body, also in interaction and collaboration with humans. In South Tyrol, especially the areas of agriculture, care and assisted living, medicine, production and construction can benefit significantly from embodied artificial intelligence. Performing research on the next generation of embodied artificial intelligence with and without humans in the loop, supposed to be not only intelligent, but also trustworthy and ethical, is the mission of the “Human-centered Technologies and Machine Intelligence Lab”, bridging between the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, and human-system interaction.