Talk: “Real” robots prefer priors and structure — RSS2022 workshop on Scaling Robot Learning

You can watch Georgia’s talk at the RSS2022 workshop on Scaling Robot Learning online! And the very interesting panel discussion with George Konidaris, Aleksandra Faust, Oliver Kroemer and Georgia at:

Keynote speaker at IROS 2022

Georgia will deliver a keynote speech at IROS 2022 in Kyoto, Japan, on the 26th of October at 13:30 JST! Here are the details of the talk. Title: Shaping Robotic Assistance through Structured Robot Learning Abstract: Future intelligent robotic assistants are expected to perform various tasks in unstructured and human-inhabited environments. These robots should supportContinue reading “Keynote speaker at IROS 2022”

6 Papers accepted @IROS2022

We got 6 papers accepted in #IROS22 at Kyoto! Well done to our students of the Computer Science, TU Darmstadt and our collaborators for this success! 1. “Robot Learning of Mobile Manipulation with Reachability Behavior Priors” by Snehal Jauhri Jan Peters and me accepted to RAL+IROS. Check: 2. “Graph-based Reinforcement Learning meets Mixed Integer Programs: An application to 3D robot assemblyContinue reading “6 Papers accepted @IROS2022”

Regularized Deep Signed Distance Fields for Reactive Motion Generation

Authors: Puze Liu, Kuo Zhang, Davide Tateo, Snehal Jauhri, Jan Peters and Georgia Chalvatzaki Abstract Autonomous robots should operate in real-world dynamic environments and collaborate with humans in tight spaces. A key component for allowing robots to leave structured lab and manufacturing settings is their ability to evaluate online and real-time collisions with the worldContinue reading “Regularized Deep Signed Distance Fields for Reactive Motion Generation”

Robot Learning of Mobile Manipulation with Reachability Behavior Priors

Authors: Snehal Jauhri, Jan Peters and Georgia Chalvatzaki Technical Talk, RAL + IROS 2022 (Best Paper Award for Mobile Manipulation) Our Contributions Boosted Hybrid RL Simulated tasks for 6D Reaching & Fetching The agent learns progressively more challenging tasks and combines each of the learned behaviors: 6D_Reach_1m task The agent needs to reach a 6DContinue reading “Robot Learning of Mobile Manipulation with Reachability Behavior Priors”

Making robots useful parts of our society

Professorship for Dr. Georgia Chalvatzaki Since February, Georgia Chalvatzaki has been assistant professor for “Intelligent Robotic Systems for Assistance” at the Department of Computer Science. Chalvatzaki has been leading the iROSA research group since 2021 as part of the Emmy Noether Programme of the German Research Foundation. Previously, the 33-year-old researcher was a postdoctoral researcherContinue reading “Making robots useful parts of our society”