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Towards adaptive and autonomous humanoid robots : from vision to actions

Leitner, Jürgen ; Schmidhuber, Jürgen (Dir.) ; Förster, Alexander (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014INFO020.

Although robotics research has seen advances over the last decades robots are still not in widespread use outside industrial applications. Yet a range of proposed scenarios have robots working together, helping and coexisting with humans in daily life. In all these a clear need to deal with a more unstructured, changing environment arises. I herein present a system that aims to overcome the...

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On the generation of representations for reinforcement learning

Sun, Yi ; Schmidhuber, Jürgen (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2012 ; 2012INFO001.

Creating autonomous agents that learn to act from sequential interactions has long been perceived as one of the ultimate goals of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Reinforcement Learning (RL), a subfield of Machine Learning (ML), addresses important aspects of this objective. This dissertation investigates a particular problem encountered in RL called representation generation. Two related...

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Machine super intelligence

Legg, Shane ; Hutter, Marcus (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2008 ; 2008INFO002.

This thesis concerns the optimal behaviour of agents in unknown computable environments, also known as universal artificial intelligence. These theoretical agents are able to learn to perform optimally in many types of environments. Although they are able to optimally use prior information about the environment if it is available, in many cases they also learn to perform optimally in the absence...

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Adaptive routing in ad hoc wireless multi-hop networks

Ducatelle, Frederick ; Gambardella, Luca Maria (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2007 ; 2007INFO001.

Ad hoc wireless multi-hop networks (AHWMNs) are communication networks that consist entirely of wireless nodes, placed together in an ad hoc manner, i.e. with minimal prior planning. All nodes have routing capabilities, and forward data packets for other nodes in multi-hop fashion. Nodes can enter or leave the network at any time, and may be mobile, so that the network topology continuously...