The research and development work carried out at the Intelligent Robots and Systems Laboratory (IRSĀ group) is wide in scope.

Its members approach complex systems from a holistic standpoint, rather than focusing on some of the subsystems.

The topic of cooperation (among agents and/or robots, among robots and humans) arises naturally from this viewpoint. The historic background of the lab senior researchers has lead us to use Artificial Intelligence concepts driven by formal approaches that stem from Systems and Control Theory and from Operations Research.

We further believe it is very important to apply our methodologies to practical domains, as challenging real-life problems provide richer sources of inspiration.