Robot Learning & Interaction

The Robot Learning & Interaction group focuses on human-centered robotics applications in which the robots can acquire new skills from only few demonstrations and interactions.

It requires the development of models that can exploit the structure and geometry of the acquired data in an efficient way, the development of optimal control techniques that can exploit the learned task variations and coordination patterns, and the development of intuitive interfaces to acquire meaningful demonstrations.

The developed approaches can be applied to a wide range of manipulation skills, with robots that are either close to us (assistive and industrial robots), parts of us (prosthetics and exoskeletons), or far away from us (teleoperation).

Group News

Fully customizable robot to develop new algorithms
research — Jun 14, 2022

The Robot Learning & Interaction research group at Idiap has recently acquired a new tool. A small quadruped robot named SOLO12, whose mission will be to allow the researchers and engineers of the institute to develop new robotic applications based on artificial intelligence.

Idiap is looking for its next director
institute — Jan 14, 2022

Idiap Research Institute and the School of Engineering at EPFL invite applications for the directorship of Idiap. The successful candidate will also hold a faculty position as full professor at EPFL School of Engineering.

Idiap awards 2021
institute — Dec 21, 2021

The Institute nominates every year two students for its internal awards. In 2021, the Best Paper Award goes to Suhan Shetty, and the Best Student Award goes to Parvaneh Janbakhshi. Congratulations!

Six papers accepted at IEEE ICRA 2021
research — last modified Mar 05, 2021

The Robot Learning & Interaction group will be presenting a total of six papers at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2021.

Group Job Openings

Our group is regularly posting job openings ranging from internships to researcher positions. To check the opportunities currently available or to submit a speculative applications use the link below.Our group is regularly posting job openings ranging from internships to researcher positions. To check the opportunities currently available or to submit a speculative applications use the link below.

Current Group Members

The group is led by Sylvain Calinon.

CALINON, Sylvain
(Senior Research Scientist)
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JANKOWSKI, Julius
(Research Assistant)
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RAZMJOO FARD, Amirreza
(Research Assistant)
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XUE, Teng
(Research Assistant)
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LÖW, Tobias
(Research Assistant)
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SHETTY, Suhan (N.)
(Research Assistant)
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GIRGIN, Hakan
(Research Assistant)
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NIEDERBERGER, Adolf (Kilian)
(AI Master Student)
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TI, Boyang
(Research Intern)
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MARIÉTHOZ, Cédric
(AI Master Student)
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TAVASSOLI, Mehrdad
(Research Intern)
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MONNET, Stephen
(Research Intern)
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Alumni

  • ABBET, Christian
  • BERIO, Daniel
  • BOURGEOIS, Dylan
  • BRUDERMÜLLER, Lara
  • CARMINATI, Davide
  • GAO, Xiao
  • GEVERS, Louis
  • GINDROZ, Mickael
  • GULJELMOVIC, Nikol
  • HADJMBAREK, Nadia
  • HAVOUTIS, Ioannis
  • HONOREZ, Valentin
  • JAQUIER, Noémie
  • KULAK, Thibaut
  • KUPCSIK, Andras (Gabor)
  • LEMBONO, Teguh (Santoso)
  • LOKIETKO, Jaroslaw
  • MA, Wei
  • NOBAR, Mahdi
  • PAOLILLO, Antonio
  • PIGNAT, Emmanuel
  • PILLET, Maxime
  • RACCA, Mattia
  • SILVERIO, João (Pedro Lourenço)
  • SOUSA EWERTON, Marco (Antonio)
  • STANDAERT, Florian
  • SUOMALAINEN, Markku (Heikki)
  • TANWANI, Ajay (Kumar)
  • TAO, Dominique
  • THOO, Yong Joon
  • TROUSSARD, Martin
  • VAES, Clément
  • WÜTSCHERT, Robin

Active Research Grants

Past Research Grants