Agreement Technologies

The aim of this research is to provide autonomous entities the possibility of complex interaction that establish a common framework to develope future interactions.

Multi-agent systems

Multi-agent systems (MAS) face up to the necessity of communication and collaboration among autonomous agents (entities which behaviour is guided by themselves).

Planners and recommendators

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Emotion-aware systems

Emotional information from multiple sources are combined to improve system’s intelligence or obtain useful information.

vrAIn. Valencian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence

The Valencian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (vrAIn) is made up of researchers belonging to the research groups Enginyeria del Llenguatge i Reconceiximent de Formes (ELiRF), Extensiones de la Programación Lógica (ELP), Machine Learning and Language Processing (MLLP), Teoría de Lenguajes, Computability and Cryptography (TLCC), Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence (GTIIA) and Multiparadigm Software Technology (MIST), from the Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación (DSIC) of the Universitat Politècnica de València, with related lines of research in the area of Artificial Intelligence (IA).

The constituent groups of vrAIn are a national and international benchmark in AI research and their results are backed by their extensive scientific production.

The mission of vrAIn is to produce significant advances in the state of the art of Artificial Intelligence that will be materialized in the development of new methods and techniques of automatic learning, heuristic optimization, planning, automatic deduction, ontologies, logic and reasoning, big data, natural language processing, artificial vision, robotics, multi-agent systems, recommendation systems, human-machine cooperation, intelligent agent modelling, agreement technologies, as well as the development of innovative applications in a large number of strategic sectors such as health, agriculture, industry, services and energy and environmental sustainability.

Of special interest will be the activities of analysis and assessment of the ethical aspects of the use and implementation of AI focusing, from a multidisciplinary vision, the general design of AI systems from an alignment of ethical, legal and social aspects, with Responsible Artificial Intelligence being the focus of the research developed.

Research groups

Enginyeria del Llenguatge i Reconceiximent de Formes (ELiRF).

Extensiones de la Programación Lógica (ELP).

Machine Learning and Language Processing (MLLP).

Tecnología Informática e Inteligencia Artificial (GTIIA).

Tecnología Software Multiparadigma (MIST).

Teoría de Lenguajes, Computabilidad y Criptografía (TLCC).


Our results



Receteame searches thousands of internet recipes and suggests the most suitable for the user, by means of an AI recommendator, which learns the preferences and constraints from its users as they visit the site.


Emotion-aware robot

This project aims to introduce emotional models to AI and robotic entities in order to learn and understand our emotions. But not only at the individual level, but also at a social level. That is, to be able to determine the social emotion of an agent human society.


Social network analysis

We have developed tools to analize movement patterns, predict events and behaviours, and detect relevant users in social networks.

Our Funders

Our work is funded by a number of companies and public institutions.