We program robots!

What's your superpower?

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles / Drones, Robotics applications, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robot Operating System (ROS), Humanoid Robotics

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About Us

What we do

What we do

PXL AI & Robotics Lab is the research group @ PXL University College, active in the fields of Computer Vision, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. The main focus is programming Robots and Vision Systems.

The fundaments of our AI & Robotics Lab were laid out in three research groups: Drones@PXL, FocusVision and AI&Robotics. These converged into this research group that combines the best of the previous work.

New junior researchers join us every year, working hard to lift the research group to the next level.

Interested? Drop us a message and come take a look!


An overview of our past & next events

AI Dialogue

24/09 | 18:00 | Corda 1
Artificial Intelligence: From hype to mainstream
Keynote & panel discussion
More info


More info coming soon. There will be pizza!

Research Project kick-off

February '19 | iSpace
New junior researchers kick-off their research projects in the new AI & Robotics track


Check out our latest projects here. Some are still ongoing.

Our Team

The amazing team that makes all these projects happen!

Tim Dupont

Founder & Senior Researcher Robotics & AI

Bram Heyns

Senior Researcher AI Expert

Sam Vanderstraeten

Senior Researcher AI & Robotics

Sam Van Rijn

Senior Researcher AI & Robotics

Vincent Claes

Senior Researcher Electronics & Machine Learning

Nele Custers

Senior Researcher Planning, Scheduling & Metahueristics

Steven Palmaers

Research Supervisor

Toon Elewaut

Junior Researcher SLAM & Path Planning

Bram Swinnen

Junior Researcher Robotics, Simulations, Unity

Nick Indeherberge

Junior Researcher Sys admin, cloud & automation engineer

Wall of Fame | Former junior-researchers

Niels Debrier

Computer Vision

Robin Goos

Person Detection & Tracking

Sinasi Yilmaz

Speech Recognition

Kenan Ekici

Voice & Sound Synthesis

Joris Jamers

AR & VR ethousiast

Jasper Szkudlarski

Emergency Response UAV in harbor environments

Maurice Dalderup

Emergency Response UAV in harbor environments

Contact Us

Contact us if you have any questions or are interested in collaborating with us!

AI & Robotics Lab:
iSpace - Corda 7
Kempische Steenweg 293
3500 Hasselt

Secretary & Delivery Address:
PXL University College
Elfde-Liniestraat 24
3500 Hasselt

Contact e-mail:


+32 11 77 54 91 (AI & Robotics Lab @ iSpace)
+32 11 77 52 42 (Wies Bijnens, PXL-IT Secretariaat)