Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: Andrea Thomaz, Georgia Tech
Talk Title: Robots Learning from Human Teachers
Series: CS Colloquium
Abstract: In this talk I present recent work from the Socially Intelligent Machines Lab at Georgia Tech.
Our research aims to computationally model mechanisms of human social learning in order to build robots and other machines that are intuitive for people to teach. We take Machine Learning interactions and redesign interfaces and algorithms to support the collection of learning input from naive humans. This talk covers results on building computational models of reciprocal interactions, high-level task goal learning, low-level skill learning, and active learning interactions using humanoid robot platforms.
The lecture will be available for live streaming HERE.
Biography: Andrea L. Thomaz is an Associate Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She directs the Socially Intelligent Machines lab, which is affiliated with the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM). She earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999, and Sc.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in 2002 and 2006. Dr. Thomaz has published in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Human-Robot Interaction. She received an ONR Young Investigator Award in 2008, and an NSF CAREER award in 2010. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, on NOVA Science Now, she was named one of MIT Technology Review’s TR 35 in 2009, and on Popular Science Magazine’s Brilliant 10 list in 2012.
Host: Computer Science Department
More Info: https://bluejeans.com/677132238
Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 132
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Posted By: Assistant to CS chair