The faculty and graduate students of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are housed in the Computer Science and Engineering Building, on the University's North Campus. Despite their varied interests, the members shared sense of adventurous research draws them together. This sense of common purpose is facilitated by the Lab's emphasis on moving graduate students into active research as soon as possible.
The AI Lab utilizes a variety of UNIX, Macintosh, and Intel-based workstations to support the research and activities of its faculty, students and staff. High speed fiber-optic and FastEthernet communications networks tie the Lab equipment seamlessly into the department and college computing environments. Three high-speed laser printers and a Tektronix color laser printer make hardcopy printouts look their best. The Lab has light-controlled areas for computer vision and robotics work as well as complete video editing facilities for production of demonstration tapes and presentations. A full-time support staff is available to assist members of the Lab with problems in hardware and software they may encounter. In addition, Lab and Departmental computing support staff operate jointly to make computing support available 24 hours a day.