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Università della Svizzera italiana

Advances in humanoid control and perception

Stollenga, Marijn Frederik ; Schmidhuber, Jürgen (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2016 ; 2016INFO004.

One day there will be humanoid robots among us doing our boring, time-consuming, or dangerous tasks. They might cook a delicious meal for us or do the groceries. For this to become reality, many advances need to be made to the artificial intelligence of humanoid robots. The ever-increasing available computational processing power opens new doors for such advances. In this thesis we develop...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Learning to reach and reaching to learn : a unified approach to path planning and reactive control through reinforcement learning

Frank, Mikhail Alexander ; Schmidhuber, Jürgen (Dir.) ; Förster, Alexander (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014INFO011.

The next generation of intelligent robots will need to be able to plan reaches. Not just ballistic point to point reaches, but reaches around things such as the edge of a table, a nearby human, or any other known object in the robot’s workspace. Planning reaches may seem easy to us humans, because we do it so intuitively, but it has proven to be a challenging problem, which continues to...