I am a researcher in Cognitive Robotics at Lund University Cognitive Science's Robotics Group. My main interests are robots, child development and anticipatory behaviours.
This year (2013) I am involved in the European project Goal-Leaders. Prior to this, I worked for a year (2009-2010) in the full time research position of Senior Research Associate on the Australian Research Council funded project “Planning, Communication, and Collaboration in Cognitive Systems: A Constructive Approach”, at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). This research was undertaken at the Innovation and Enterprise (Magic) Lab in the centre of Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems at UTS, where I met some wonderful people.
My PhD thesis was about anticipatory behaviours with a special interest in modeling anticipation. During my PhD studies, I developed the AARC (Attention and Anticipation in Robot Control) architecture. The AARC can be used in both simulation and for robots experiments. In the experiments, six autonomous robots are use internal models to compensate for the latency within the system. These models usually run one second ahead of the real world. Also, each robot anticipates the movement of the others by extrapolation.
The Cognitive Science Department at Lund University was founded in 1988 by professor Peter Gärdenfors and presently houses three post-docs and fifteen PhD students. Our students come from a number of different research areas which is also reflected in the varied and dynamic research being conducted in the department. One of the main research branches is cognitive robotics.
Prof Christian Balkenius leads the robotics group at LUCS. We are a group of researchers, post-docs and PhD students who enjoy working together and to bring out the most of robots in cognitive science.
The Ikaros project is an infrastructure for system level brain models and robot control.
The goal of the project is to develop an open infrastructure for system level modeling of the brain including databases of experimental data, computational models and functional brain data. Ikaros can be used as a control architecture for robots which in extension will lead to the development of a brain inspired robot architecture.
The Goal-Leaders project aims at developing biologically-constrained architectures for the next generation of adaptive service robots, with unprecedented levels of goal-directedness and proactiveness. Goal-Leaders will realise builder robots which will be able to complete externally assigned tasks such as fetching objects and composing building parts in an open-ended environment.