XLab is mainly based on its associates’ expertise in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics. At BURG, they apply their know-how in an integrative approach that picks up on each student’s fund of knowledge and taps the potential in both fields. A space for students is created in which they can experiment with software and machines in the context of artistic and design-related processes.
It includes an overview of specific software and software libraries for various sub-areas of AI such as speech and image recognition or image and text generation. Relevant tools and methods are also available to enable the programming of interactive real-time systems, curation of datasets, generative design, and digital fabrication. Through a collaboration with the digital workshop at BURG, XLab is able to work with state-of-the-art technical equipment such as the robot arms UR5 and UR10.