About us

We are the Robotics, Evolution and Art Lab, based at the IT University of Copenhagen. Our vision is to do research on the border between fiction and fact, to create new, feasible solutions for the society of tomorrow. The lab has an interdisciplinary experimental practice and explores what-if scenarios using fundamental science and engineering to work towards the realization of these scenarios. Academically, the group is rooted in artificial intelligence with specific interests in robotics and evolutionary computation, but generally the research agenda is driven by opportunities arising both within science and in society.

Projects

iNNk

iNNk

An online, multiplayer, neural network based game. Try out the game and see if your team can communicate safely without the neural network’s comprehension.

Open-Ended Evolution

Open-Ended Evolution

Evocraft (Evolution + Minecraft) - A python framework for open-endedness research with Minecraft

Safety and Life-long Reinforcement Learning

Safety and Life-long Reinforcement Learning

Making Reinforcement Learning solve tasks safely

BIG-MAP

BIG-MAP

Battery Interface Genome - Materials Acceleration Platform

Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment

Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment

Using Bayesian modelling to adapt content to users

EMERGE

EMERGE

Easy Modular Embodied Robot Generator

EvoBliss

EvoBliss

Technological Evolution of Synergy Between Physicochemical and Living Systems

Flora Robotica

Flora Robotica

Developing and investigating symbiotic relationships between robots and natural plants, to produce architectural artifacts and living spaces

Meet the group

Professors

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Andrés Faíña

Associate Professor

Modular Robots, Evolutionary Robotics, Liquid Handling Robots, Automatic Design of Robots

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Henrique Galvan Debarba

Assistant Professor

Virtual and Mixed Reality, Immersive Interaction, Computer Animation

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Kasper Støy

Full Professor

Modular robots, Lab automation, Multi-robot systems, Swarm robotics, Evolutionary robotics, Robot learning, Unconventional robots (braid robotics)

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Payam Zahadat

Assistant Professor

Swarm robotics, Evolutionary robotics, Collective intelligence, Bio-inspired computation, self-organizing systems, Complex systems

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Sebastian Risi

Full Professor

Neuroevolution, Neural networks, Evolutionary algorithms, Evolutionary robotics, Generative and developmental systems, Procedural content generation, Game AI, Computational intelligence

Postdocs

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Claire Glanois

Postdoc

Deep Reinforcement Learning, Open-Endedness, Self-Organisation, Neuro-Logic, Interpretable AI, Creative AI, Continual Learning, Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry

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Djordje Grbic

Postdoc

Emergence, Reinforcement Learning, Safety

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Kathryn Walker

Postdoc

Evolutionary Robotics, Developmental Robotics, Embodied Intelligence, Morphological Computation, Soft Robots, Unconventional robots (braid robotics)

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Louisa Jane Di Felice

Postdoc

Complexity, Multi-Scale Systems, Adaptation, Feedback, Downward Causation, Collective Computation

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Morten Roed Frederiksen

Postdoc

socially assistive robots, Human-robot interaction, Reinforcement Learning, context comprehension in robotics

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Rasmus Berg Palm

Postdoc

Unsupervised Learning, Probabilistic Modelling, Graph Neural Networks, Model Based Reinforcement Learning

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Rodrigo Moreno

Postdoc

Modular Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Emergence, Lab Automation, Evolutionary Robotics

PhD Students

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Elias Najarro

PhD Student

Complexity, Evolutionary Computation, Meta-Learning, Open-Endedness

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Jeppe Theiss Kristensen

PhD Student

Reinforcement learning, Player modelling, Curriculum Learning

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Joachim Winther Pedersen

PhD Student

Evolved Plastic Artificial Neural Networks, Qualitiy Diversity, Computational Neuroscience, Meta-learning, Indirect Encoding

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Mads Johansen

PhD Student

Game Development, Mixed-Initiative Tools, Artificial Intelligence

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Mathias Löwe

PhD Student (Industrial)

Bayesian Inference, Model-Based Machine Learning, Neural Networks, HumanAI, Adversarial Attacks on Neural Networks, Ensemble Methods

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Miguel González Duque

PhD Student

Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment, Generative models, Differential Geometry

Visiting PhD Students

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Sidney Pontes-Filho

PhD Student (visiting)

Evolutionary Robotics, Neuroevolution, Meta-learning, Complex Systems, Computational Neuroscience, Open-Endedness, Unconventional Computing

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Weiyi Zuo

Visiting PhD Student

Neuroevolution, Plasticity, Lifelong Machine Learning

Research Assistants

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Jonas Haaugarrd Jensen

Research Assistant

Robotics, Lab automation, Artificial intelligence

Spinoff Companies

Flow Robotics

Flow Robotics

Flow Robotics produces flexible and user-friendly liquid handling robots for automation of pipetting tasks in laboratories.

modl.ai

modl.ai

Headquartered in Denmark, modl.ai is a team of game developers, engineers and AI experts working together to create AI-driven tools for building better games.

Find us

Address

Rued Langgaards Vej 7

2300 København S

Danmark

Our offices are located at Emil Holms Kanal, 2F18.

Our Lab is located at RLV 7, 5A20/22.