The foundation of efficient robot learning
Author(s)Kaelbling, Leslie P
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The past 10 years have seen enormous breakthroughs in machine learning, resulting in game-changing applications in computer vision and language processing. The field of intelligent robotics, which aspires to construct robots that can perform a broad range of tasks in a variety of environments with general human-level intelligence, has not yet been revolutionized by these breakthroughs. A critical difficulty is that the necessary learning depends on data that can only come from acting in a variety of real-world environments. Such data are costly to acquire because there is enormous variability in the situations a general-purpose robot must cope with. It will take a combination of new algorithmic techniques, inspiration from natural systems, and multiple levels of machine learning to revolutionize robotics with general-purpose intelligence.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Kaelbling, Leslie Pack et al. "The foundation of efficient robot learning." Science 369, 6506 (August 2020): 915-916. © 2020 The Author
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