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  • Oct
    14

    CS Colloqium - Peter Stone - "Efficient Robot Skill Learning: Grounded Simulation Learning and Imitation Learning from Observation"

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM ITW Classroom (1.350), Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    CS Colloqium - Peter Stone -

    Title: Efficient Robot Skill Learning: Grounded Simulation Learning and Imitation Learning from Observation

    Abstract

    For autonomous robots to operate in the open, dynamically changing world, they will need to be able to learn a robust set of skills from relatively little experience. This talk begins by introducing Grounded Simulation Learning as a way to bridge the so-called reality gap between simulators and the real world in order to enable transfer learning from simulation to a real robot. It then introduces two new algorithms for imitation learning from observation that enable a robot to mimic demonstrated skills from state-only trajectories, without any knowledge of the actions selected by the demonstrator.

    Grounded Simulation Learning has led to the fastest known stable walk on a widely used humanoid robot, and imitation learning from observation opens the possibility of robots learning from the vast trove of videos available online.

    Bio

    Peter Stone is the founder and director of the Learning Agents Research Group (LARG) within the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin, as well as associate department chair and chair of the University's Robotics Portfolio Program

    He is also the President, COO, and co-founder of Cogitai, Inc.

    Peter's main research interest in AI is understanding how we can best create complete intelligent agents. He considers adaptation, interaction, and embodiment to be essential capabilities of such agents. Thus, his research focuses mainly on machine learning, multiagent systems, and robotics. To Peter, the most exciting research topics are those inspired by challenging real-world problems. He believes that complete successful research includes both precise, novel algorithms and fully implemented and rigorously evaluated applications. His application domains have included robot soccer, autonomous bidding agents, autonomous vehicles, autonomic computing, and social agents.

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    TIME Monday, October 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Oct
    23

    CS Colloquium - Ágnes Horvát - "The Science of Sharing and the Sharing of Science: Diffusion of Scientific Articles across Online Platforms"

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Oct
    23

    Dean's Seminar Series: Heather Stern - Addressing the Gender Gap in Brand and Design Leadership

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM Hive Studio (2-350), Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Oct
    25

    Homecoming: Prototype Purple

    Segal Design Institute

    3:30 PM Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Friday, October 25, 2019 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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  • Oct
    28

    CS Colloquium - Kathi Fisler - "In Defense of Little Code"

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Monday, October 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Nov
    4

    CS Colloquium - Jessica Hullman

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Monday, November 4, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Nov
    6

    CS Colloquium - Leana Golubchik - "Deconstructing Distributed Deep Learning"

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Nov
    11

    CS Colloquium - Kate Compton - "Casual Creators: Powering-Up Creativity with AI"

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Monday, November 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Nov
    18

    CS Colloquium - Maya Ackerman

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Nov
    20

    CS Colloquium - Victoria Stodden

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Nov
    27

    Thanksgiving vacation begins 6 p.m.

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    TIME Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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  • Nov
    28

    Thanksgiving Day

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    TIME Thursday, November 28, 2019

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  • Dec
    2

    Fall Classes resume 8 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, December 2, 2019

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  • Dec
    7

    Fall classes end

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    TIME Saturday, December 7, 2019

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  • Dec
    9

    Fall examinations begin

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    TIME Monday, December 9, 2019

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  • Dec
    9

    Distinguished Seminar - Jens Palsberg

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Monday, December 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Dec
    14

    Winter Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, December 14, 2019

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