Cognitive Robotics and AI Lab (CRAI)

United States

The Cognitive Robotics and AI Lab (CRAI), within the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, Kent State University, aims to conduct a world-class cognitive robotics research -– designing the “Mind” for robotic and AI systems for seamless cooperation with a human. Robot mind is cognitive models based on AI algorithms and theory in cognitive science, psychology and neuroscience. We envision that with cognitive models, robots have self-awareness and self-behavior diagnosis, understand human attention and environmental risk, and build a trustworthy relation with humans and other robotic systems. The applications include daily assistive robots, UAV teaming and deployment, medical AI systems, and intelligent manufacturing. Research directions in CRAI include i). Theoretical Models of Robot Cognition, ii). Multi-UAV System Design and Deployment, iii). Trust-Worthy Human-Robot Interaction.