Learning from Demonstrations for Robotic Manipulation

Speaker: John Schulman , Computer Science at UC Berkeley

Date: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Refreshments: 10:45 AM

Public: Yes

Location: Star, 32-D463

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Host: Tomas Lozano-Perez, MIT CSAIL

Contact: Teresa Cataldo, cataldo@csail.mit.edu

Relevant URL: http://robotics.csail.mit.edu/events/learning-demonstrations-robotic-manipulation

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Reminder Subject: TALK: John Schulman

I will talk about the research I have done with my collaborators on teaching robots to perform manipulation tasks based on human demonstrations. Of particular interest are tasks involving deformable objects, where it is hard to perceive the full state of the system and model its dynamics. I will also talk about some techniques we have developed to solve the associated perception and motion planning problems. 

John Schulman is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at UC Berkeley in Pieter Abbeel’s group. He is interested in developing learning-based approaches to enable robots to perform challenging manipulation tasks.

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Created by Teresa Cataldo Email at Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10:19 AM.