The mission statement of the Centre expresses our goals of excellence in research and graduate student education:
Intelligent machines are capable of adapting their goal-oriented behaviour by sensing and interpreting their environment, making decisions and plans, and then carrying out those plans using physical actions. The mission of CIM is to excel in the field of intelligent systems, stressing basic research, technology development and education. The members of CIM seek to advance the state of knowledge in such domains as -- robotics, design, artificial intelligence, computer vision, medical imaging, haptics, systems and control and ultravideoconferencing.
More and more this is being achieved by collaborative efforts involving researchers with very different interests. Therefore we see that the original objective of forming the Centre to encourage interdisciplinary activities which transcend the traditional departmental boundaries is being attained.