Head of Department: Dr. Ing. Michael Suppa
The Department of Perception und Cognition develops solutions to enable a wholistic
perception of robotic systems using the two predominant robot senses vision and tactility.
Perception and cognition are elementary components for tele operated, and autonomous robot systems, due to the fact that they enable reactive behavior, attention-based control and interpretation of situations.
The research areas cover
The development of integrated solutions for robotic perception from the data acquisition
to the application is a core competence of the department. Sensor-based applications such
as tactile and visual exploration and navigation, photo realism, further augmentation of real
scenes for tele robotics as well as derivation of solutions for automation in the
industry are research topics. The methods for data interpretation and task-oriented
scene comprehension are based on the modeling process and allow for efficient exploration
for different missions in space, aerospace and terrestrial scenarios.
The department is networked worldwide as part of national and international cooperations.
Additionally, close industrial contacts exist, accounting for the increased industrial demand
for intelligent sensor data processing.