Artificial Intelligence Group
Artificial Intelligence (AI) develops computational methods that meet or exceed the abilities of the human mind in areas such as perception, reasoning, learning, and planning. The AI group investigates basic data structures and algorithms for represending, reasoning with, and learning from visual, auditory, and other modes of input. AI methods have been deployed in countless areas, ranging from commercial desktop applications to NASA spacecraft guidance systems.
Our AI research focuses on natural language dialog systems, robotics, computer vision, and statistical methods for learning and planning. The natural-language group is developing sophisticated dialog models that will incorporate learning and planning techniques to respond efficiently and accurately to verbal requests made by humans. Computer-vision research focuses on accurate modeling of scenes based on visual data. Our planning and learning research investigates algorithms for modeling and controlling physical systems, such as robot motion.