Welcome to IDEAS Lab
Welcome to the interdisciplinary research lab, IDEAS (Intelligent Design for Empathetic and Augmented Systems) at Purdue Computer Science. Our research includes the design and implementation of scientific algorithms leveraging the “human in the loop” and their applications to robotics, computer graphics, AI, virtual environments, augmented intelligence, pedestrian and crowd dynamics, and medical / healthcare research.
Our research also focuses on building embodied computational models of human behaviors, and developing component algorithms of an intelligent agent (from sensing, to decision-making, to actuating). Our long-term research goal is to create engaging, socially intelligent agents that can interact with humans in innovative ways through expressive multi-modal interaction.
Some recent work includes combining these methods with machine learning, computer vision, and physically-based modeling for Multi-Agent Dynamics, Heterogenous Robotics, Autonomous Driving, Affective Computing and Virtual Reality. In addition to publishing papers at the leading venues, we have a long history of developing software packages and transitioning our technology into industrial products.Read the news Research Media coverage