Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Overall Objectives

Overall Objectives

The objective of the MAIA (MAIA stands for “MAchine Intelligente et Autonome”, that is “Autonomous and Intelligent MAchine”.) team is to address foundational and engineering aspects of artificial intelligence. Within this general framework, the team investigates the design and understanding of intelligent agents (In the field of artificial intelligence, an “agent” refers to an entity.) which autonomously perceive and act upon an environment so as to achieve one or several goals. The MAIA group addresses the design of a single agent, a team of agents or a large number of agents. This common objective is considered from two perspectives organized around two lines of research: