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The VUB AI & Robotics Experience Center

The AI Xperience Center is a joint project of 4 VUB research groups: the Artificial Intelligence Lab, Brubotics, SMIT and ETRO, and is located on the VUB campus Etterbeek. It is a high-tech test, demonstration and meeting environment where companies, tech entrepreneurs, researchers, policy makers and the general public can experiment with AI and robotics and collaborate to develop and produce technological solutions. It is our ambition to develop this AI Fab Lab into a full-fledged AI Experience Center together with both industry and research partners such as IMEC, the internationally leading institute for digital innovation.

Its purpose is to be a world-renowned digital innovation hub for artificial intelligence and robotics, opening up the unique opportunities of AI and Robotics to companies, startups, non-profits and other universities and knowledge centers.

VUB is uniquely positioned to make this AI Experience Center work: with its worldwide recognised heritage in AI and Robotics since 1983, its strong interdisciplinary tradition, its central location in Belgium and Europe, and its close ties with global economic players as well as the Flanders Innovation ecosystem.

 

The AI Xperience Center v1.0 was formally opened in November 2019 at the Pleinlaan 9, 1050 Elsene. It hosts a range of A.I. and Robotics demonstrators, meeting and event space and hosts the offices of our spin-off Axiles Bionics. The center was already visited by several companies and policy makers, such as for example the president of the European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen.

 

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