[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP: RSS 2015 Workshop - Learning from Demonstration: Inverse Optimal Control, Reinforcement Learning, and Lifelong Learning *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

Jim Mainprice jim.mainprice at tuebingen.mpg.de
Wed May 20 03:01:46 PDT 2015

Robots Science and System 2015
Learning from Demonstration: Inverse Optimal Control, Reinforcement
Learning, and Lifelong Learning
Rome, Italy, Thursday, July 16, 2015

IMPORTANT DATES: *The submissions deadline has been extended*

Abstract submission deadline *extended*:   June 5th, 2013
Notification of acceptance *extended*:  June 10th,  2013

Motivation and Objectives

The prospect of learning a wide range of robotic behaviors from
demonstrations is very promising, but significant challenges still remain.
In this workshop, we will explore three key areas for future development of
Learning from Demonstration methods: (1) the algorithmic frontiers of
learning from demonstration, including algorithms for IOC and IRL,
imitation learning, and reinforcement learning with demonstrations, (2)
challenges associated with novel applications of LfD, including the use of
noisy or incomplete demonstrations or preferences, as well as mapping human
demonstrations onto robots, and (3) the emergence of hybrid approaches that
combine learning from demonstration with reinforcement learning, policy
learning, and lifelong learning systems.

List of Topics

* Learning from Demonstrations
* Imitation Learning
* Inverse Optimal Control
* Inverse Reinforcement Learning
* Reinforcement Learning
* Lifelong Learning


We invite poster presentations. If you wish to participate please submit a
2 pages abstract in the standard RSS conference format. Optional
supplementary content can be referenced to in the form of an external link
to a website. The abstract should describe the technique or experiments to
be presented, and give a brief overview of challenges and future work.
Outstanding submissions will be chosen for oral presentations.

Submissions and questions should be directed to
jim.mainprice at tuebingen.mpg.de

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Pieter Abbeel, Associate Professor, UC Berkley
Aude Billard, Professor, EPFL
Byron Boots, Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech
Timothy Bretl, Associate Professor, UIUC
Jan Peters, Professor, TU Darmstadt
Ashutosh Saxena, Assistant Professor, Cornell University


Jim Mainprice, Post-doc, Max-Planck Institute
Nathan Ratliff, Research Scientist, Max-Planck Institute
Sergey Levine, Post-doc, UC Berkeley
Dmitry Berenson, Assistant Professor, WPI
Stefan Schaal, Professor, USC and Max-Planck Institute

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