May 23, 2015

Andrzej Pronobis

I’m a research associate in the Robotics and State Estimation Lab at the University of Washington working with Dieter Fox. I’m interested in the development of perception and spatial understanding mechanisms for mobile robots and their interplay with components responsible for interaction with the world and human users. My goal is to build robots that can operate robustly in human environments and efficiently solve tasks in collaboration with humans. My work spans the areas of robotics, computer vision, machine learning and AI, and includes such problems as semantic perception, mapping and reasoning, exploiting semantic information for planning robot’s behavior, natural human-robot interaction and language understanding.
Previously, I worked at the Centre for Autonomous Systems and Computer Vision and Active Perception Laboratory at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden and was a Head of Research at OculusAI Technologies AB, a company developing mobile, cloud-based computer vision solutions. In 2011, I received my Ph.D from KTH. Between 2006 to 2012, I was part of the EU integrated projects CoSy, CogX and DIRAC.