Video Introduction to the Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines (IIIM)

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A video from the Founding Event of IIIM is now online! The Director of IIIM, Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson, gives an overview of the foundation of IIIM and history leading up to its formation, and the role artificial intelligence plays in the research focus of the Institute. The speech was held at IIIM’s public founding event at Reykjavik University.

For those interested in IIIM and its areas of research, this is a must-see.  Continue reading Video Introduction to the Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines (IIIM)

Open Position: Researcher/Software Engineer – IIIM – Fall 2010

IIIM logoThe Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines (IIIM) is a newly-founded research institute focusing on artificial intelligence and simulation. We have positions open for research scientists and software engineers at both junior and senior levels. Of particular interest are individuals with both theoretical and hands-on experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning
  • Machine perception (vision, hearing, proprioception), sensor fusion
  • Cognitive robotics, human-robot interaction

If you are good at programming complex software systems, formulating fundamental research questions, and writing scientific reports or grant proposals, please submit your application or questions via email to: jobs -at- Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis. For more information about us, see (or our jobs section).

Meet Us During Visindavaka Festival – European Researchers’ Night 2010!

Logo for Visindavaka 2010 at Reykjavik Art MuseumWe cordially invite you to come see us during the Visindavaka festival on September 24th! At this annual event, held at the Reykjavik Art Museum in Hafnargata (see map below), you’ll get a chance to learn about our work: How we want to accelerate processes of innovation in ways never before possible, using intelligent software and simulations.
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Interview with IIIM Director on Robots Podcast – Part 2

Previously we posted an interview with Kristinn R. Thórisson, Director of IIIM, on the famed Robots Podcast show. Here is another invited interview on Robots Podcasts’ 50th episode anniversary special. Several interesting members of the AI community are included in this episode, as noted on the Robots Podcast website:

In today’s episode we speak with Jean-Christophe Zufferey on flying robots, Dan Kara on the robotics market, Kristinn Thórisson on AI, Andrea Thomaz on human robot interactions, Terry Fong on space robotics and Richard Jones on nano robots.

If you’d like to fast forward to Thorisson’s interview, it begins at about 29:30 into the show.

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