[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Participation: Autonomous Learning Summer School 2014, Leipzig, Germany

Marc Toussaint marc.toussaint at informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
Tue Apr 29 01:33:47 PDT 2014

Summer School on Autonomous Learning
September 1-4, 2014
Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig
supported by the DFG Priority Programme 1527

Autonomous Learning research aims at understanding how autonomous 
systems can efficiently learn from the interaction with the environment, 
especially by having an integrated approach to decision making and 
learning, allowing systems to autonomously decide on actions, 
representations, hyperparameters and model structures for the purpose of 
efficient learning.

In this summer school international and national experts will introduce 
to the core concepts and related theory for autonomous learning in 
real-world environments. We hope to foster the enthusiasm of young 
researchers for this exciting research area, giving them the opportunity 
to meet leading experts in the field and similarly interested students. 
The tutorials are structured around three themes:

1. learning representations,
2. acting to learn (exploration), and
3. learning to act in real-world environments (robotics).

This course is free of charge, but participants have to cover their own 
travel, room and board. Registration is possible with the application 
form on this website until *May 31*. More information at the Priority 
Programme website and at MPI MiS Leipzig:




  * Shun-ichi Amari
    <http://www.brain.riken.jp/labs/mns/amari/home-E.html> (RIKEN,
  * Satinder Singh <http://web.eecs.umich.edu/%7Ebaveja/> (University of
    Michigan, USA)
  * Tamim Asfour <http://h2t.anthropomatik.kit.edu/21_66.php> (KIT
  * Michael Beetz <http://ai.uni-bremen.de/team/michael_beetz> (Bremen
  * Matthias Bethge <http://bethgelab.org/people/> (University of
    Tübingen, MPI for Biological Cybernetics, Bernstein Center for
    Computational Neuroscience)
  * Keyan Ghazi-Zahedi <http://personal-homepages.mis.mpg.de/zahedi/>
    (MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences)
  * Thomas Martinetz <http://www.inb.uni-luebeck.de/index.php?id=107>
    (University of Lübeck)
  * Helge Ritter <http://ni.www.techfak.uni-bielefeld.de/people/helge/>
    (Bielefeld University)
  * Friedrich Sommer <http://redwood.berkeley.edu/wiki/Fritz_Sommer>
    (Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, UC Berkeley)
  * Marc Toussaint <http://www.marc-toussaint.net/> (Stuttgart

Scientific Organizers:

Nihat Ay <http://www.mis.mpg.de/ay/homepages/nay/> (MPI for Mathematics 
in the Sciences Leipzig)
Marc Toussaint <http://www.marc-toussaint.net/> (Stuttgart University)

Hope to see you in Leipzig!

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