For robots to operate robustly in dynamic, uncertain environments, we are still in need of multidisciplinary research advances in many areas such as computer vision, tactile sensing, compliant motion, manipulation, locomotion, high-level decision-making, and many others. This talk by Peter Stone, UT computer science professor, focuses on two essential capabilities for robust autonomous intelligent robots, namely online learning from experience, and the ability to interact with other robots and with people. Examples of theoretically grounded research in these areas are highlighted, as well as concrete applications in domains including robot soccer and autonomous driving.
Sponsor Statement: For those new to the CSEM program, the Babuska Forum is a seminar series started by Professor Ivo Babuska several years ago to expose students to interesting and curious topics relevant to computational engineering and science with technical content at the graduate student level (i.e. the focus of the lectures is on main ideas with some technical content).
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