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Lars Kunze

Dr

Lars Kunze BSc MSc PhD

Principal Investigator

Biography

Lars Kunze is a Departmental Lecturer in Robotics in the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) and the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. In the ORI, he leads the Cognitive Robotics Group (CRG).

Lars is also the Technical Lead at the Responsible Technology Institute (RTI), an international centre of excellence focused on responsible technology at Oxford University; and a Programme Fellow of the Assuring Autonomy International Programme (AAIP)

He is a Stipendiary Lecturer in Computer Science at Christ Church and an Editor of both the Journal of Responsible Technology and the German Journal of Artificial Intelligence.

His areas of expertise lie in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). His goal is to enable robots to understand their surroundings, to act autonomously, and to explain their own behaviour in meaningful human terms. To this end, his research concerns the design and development of fundamental AI techniques for autonomous robot systems. He focusses on the combination of knowledge representation, reasoning, machine learning, and robot perception; motivated by applications in complex, real-world environments.

Lars studied Cognitive Science (BSc, 2006) and Computer Science (MSc, 2008) at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and partly at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

He received his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, in 2014. During his PhD, Lars worked on methods for naive physics and common sense reasoning in the context of everyday robot manipulation. He contributed to several national, European and international projects including RoboHow, RoboEarth, and the PR2 Beta program.

In May 2013, Lars was appointed as a Research Fellow in the Intelligent Robotics Lab at the School of Computer Science at Birmingham University.  Here he worked on qualitative spatio-temporal models for perception planning and knowledge-enabled perception, contributing to the European research projects STRANDS and ALOOF.

He was a visiting researcher in the JSK Lab at the University of Tokyo, Japan (Summer 2011) and the Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory at Tufts University, US (Spring 2015).

Most Recent Publications

Why not explain? effects of explanations on human perceptions of autonomous driving

Omeiza D, Kollnig K, Webb H, Jirotka M & Kunze L (2021), Proceedings of the 17th 2021 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, 194-199

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Towards explainable and trustworthy autonomous physical systems

Omeiza D, Anjomshoae S, Kollnig K, Camburu O-M, Främling K et al. (2021), Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems(May 2021)

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Build Back Better with Responsible AI.

Kunze L (2021), Kunstliche intelligenz, 35(1), 1-3

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Sense-Assess-eXplain (SAX): building trust in autonomous vehicles in challenging real-world driving scenarios

Gadd M, De Martini D, Marchegiani M, Newman P & Kunze L (2021), Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), 150-155

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ADE: Autonomous DEcision making in Very Long Traverses

Ocón J, Dragomir I, Coles A, Green A, Kunze L et al. (2020), i-SAIRAS2020-Papers

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Publications

See Lars’ Google Scholar profile.

Most Recent Publications

Why not explain? effects of explanations on human perceptions of autonomous driving

Omeiza D, Kollnig K, Webb H, Jirotka M & Kunze L (2021), Proceedings of the 17th 2021 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, 194-199

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Towards explainable and trustworthy autonomous physical systems

Omeiza D, Anjomshoae S, Kollnig K, Camburu O-M, Främling K et al. (2021), Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems(May 2021)

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Build Back Better with Responsible AI.

Kunze L (2021), Kunstliche intelligenz, 35(1), 1-3

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Sense-Assess-eXplain (SAX): building trust in autonomous vehicles in challenging real-world driving scenarios

Gadd M, De Martini D, Marchegiani M, Newman P & Kunze L (2021), Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), 150-155

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ADE: Autonomous DEcision making in Very Long Traverses

Ocón J, Dragomir I, Coles A, Green A, Kunze L et al. (2020), i-SAIRAS2020-Papers

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