AIC Seminar Series
Autonomous Sensor and Action Model Learning for Mobile Robots
|Daniel Stronger||University of Texas at Austin||[Home Page]|
Notice: hosted by Charlie Ortiz
Date: Tuesday, April 22nd 2008 at 4:00pm
Location: EJ228 (SRI E building) (Directions)
In order for a mobile robot to accurately interpret its sensations and
predict the effects of its decisions, it must have accurate models of its
sensors and actions. These models are typically tuned manually, a brittle
and laborious process. Autonomous model learning is a promising
alternative to manual calibration, but previous work has assumed the
presence of an accurate action or sensor model in order to train the other
model. This talk presents a novel methodology to enable mobile robots to
learn both their action and sensor models, starting without an accurate
version of either. This methodology is based on an adaptation of the
Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm, where the learned parameters are
the action and sensor models. The resulting technique is validated
experimentally on a Sony Aibo ERS-7 robot.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes early as you will need to sign in by
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Lenz at 650 859 4904, or Vicenta at Lopez at 650 859 5750). SRI is
located at 333 Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park. Visitors may park in the
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are available from the Visiting AIC web page.
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