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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Isabel Rayas

    Wed, Jun 01, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    PhD Candidate: Isabel Rayas

    Title: Advancing robot autonomy for long-horizon tasks

    Prof. Gaurav Sukhatme (chair)
    Prof. Stefanos Nikolaidis
    Prof. Dave Caron
    Prof. Heather Culbertson
    Prof. S.K. Gupta

    Autonomy is essential for unstructured, long-horizon robotic tasks. Three aspects that help enable autonomy include allowing high-level goal descriptions in the task specification; reducing human intervention required to complete the task; and actively using information gained so far or about the problem in order to make a decision at each step in the task. In this talk, I will discuss how we can use techniques in motion planning to plan efficient motions for long-horizon, sequential tasks, and to learn how to represent motion constraints from demonstrations. Additionally, I will describe recent work and propose several projects using techniques in informative path planning to allow one or more autonomous robots to explore an environment while gathering information useful to the scientists that deployed them.

    Zoom info:
    Time: Jun 1, 2022 01:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 406

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91309840836?pwd=WXpsYXVuak1VVHlYcnYyYk9mNmZKZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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