We focuses on the research and development of service robot technologies that plays an integral part in Singapore’s push towards a smart nation. We develop service robots that perform tasks, either semi- or fully autonomously, which are useful to people, the environment we live in, and/or the equipment or infrastructure we use. We equip service robots with machine intelligence to operate in dynamic and unstructured environments, and to assist or collaborate with humans. Thus, our service robot technologies help to address the national challenge of increasing the workforce productivity in the face of an ageing population and the lack of people to undertake jobs that are dangerous, dirty and dull.
I2R houses dedicated researchers with multi-disciplinary background, clustered into five scientific groups: