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Robot / Reinforcement Learning


Term:

Fall

Department:

CSAIL: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

Faculty Supervisor:

Pulkit Agrawal

Faculty email:

pulkitag@mit.edu

Apply by:

Sep 15 2020

Contact:

Apply using this form: https://forms.gle/ywNrXD8he5vqZwPP9

Project Description

We have a variety of projects around: (a) control a penny-size micro-control robot to move around in an obstacle course; (b) cloth manipulation; (c) social navigation that enables the robot to seamleslly move around humans while completing a target task; (d) audio-visual navigation, where the robot hears an adverse event and uses the auditory signal to navigate to the target point (e.g., the sound of breaking of plates may prompt the robot to travel where the event happened to clean the floor); (e) improving the sample efficiency of RL algorithms. You will work on robot-learning and reinforcement learning methods in this area. Learn more about the lab here: https://people.csail.mit.edu/pulkitag/ Apply using this form: https://forms.gle/ywNrXD8he5vqZwPP9

Pre-requisites

We are looking for someone who has background knowledge in deep and machine learning, has mathematical and programming maturity and is comfortable using deep-learning frameworks such as PyTorch.