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Seminar Name/Date/Time Location Description
Thomas M. Howard, University of Rochester
December 1st, 2017
12:00pm 107 GFL
 Title: Learning Adaptive Models for Robot Motion Planning and Human-Robot Interaction

Abstract:

The efficiency and optimality of robot decision making is often dictated by the fidelity and complexity of models for how a robot can interact with its environment.  It is common for researchers to engineer these models a priori to achieve particular levels of performance for specific tasks in a restricted set of environments and initial conditions.  As we progress towards more intelligent systems that perform a wider range of objectives in a greater variety of domains, the models for how robots make decisions must adapt to achieve, if not exceed,  engineered levels of performance.  In this talk I will discuss progress towards model adaptation for robot intelligence, including recent efforts in natural language understanding for human-robot interaction and robot motion planning.

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