Γραφικά, Όραση και Ρομποτική
The focus in the above areas is to emphasize research and development in the disciplines of real-time computer graphics, computer vision and autonomous mobile robots with "intelligent" behaviour. More specifically, the research efforts are directed towards interactive rendering and animation of virtual characters, GPU programming, real-time frameworks for character simulation, Virtual and Augmented reality with applications in industry, cultural heritage and rapid prototyping. Furthermore visual perception of static and dynamic characteristics of the 3-D world (depth, shape, color, motion), object tracking, robot navigation and behaviour modeling are investigated. Additionally, the group is interested in the exploitation of machine learning techniques in robotic applications. In this context, reinforcement learning and genetic algorithms are used to enable a robot to improve its skills and acquire new ones. Another research topic is related to the study of parallel implementations of the developed algorithms. Such issues are critical towards developing autonomous robots that are able to exhibit specific behaviors in real time. Finally, issues related with image and video communication are also investigated. In addition to the research work outlined above, the group also aims at applying the methods, technologies, and tools it develops in domains such as industrial automation, the support of people with special needs, space monitoring and security, home automation, etc. .
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