The AlphAI educational robot
The Computer Science and Data Processing team provides the hardware infrastructure (computing servers, etc.) and the theoretical and practical expertise (artificial intelligence, software engineering, etc.) for ambitious research projects in the ICN department. It also hosts a valorization project in neuro-robotics, with the first product being the educational robot AlphAI.
Equipped with its various sensors (cameras, wheel movement detector), the AlphAI robot learns to understand its environment and to move in the arena. Depending on the learning mode chosen on the graphical interface, it becomes capable, through trial and error, of avoiding walls or following a track on the ground. The audience observes the robot’s behavior change over time and correlates it to the changes made on the graphical interface, which represents the neural network of artificial intelligence.