The research topics in this area are concerned with on-board robot vision as the primary sensorial channel to perceive the world and endow humanoid robots with the ability to adapt to changing environments. Currently, methods and techniques for object recognition and localization, self-localization, visual servoing and markerless tracking are investigated.

In addition, we are addressing research questions associated with the use of active vision to extend the perceptual robot capabilities. Therefore, kinematic calibration methods of the active Karlsruhe Humanoid Head, open-loop and closed-loop control strategies are studied in the context of several tasks such as foveation, visual search and 3-D active vision.