Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in Create Account

Why Robbie Can't Learn: The Difficulty of Learning in Autonomous Agents

11/19/2001 34"101
Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Panasonic Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Description: In recent years, machine learning methods have enjoyed great success in a variety of applications. Unfortunately, on"line learning in autonomous agents has not generally been one of them. Reinforcement"learning methods that were developed to address problems of learning agents have been most successful in off"line applications. This talk will briefly review the basic methods of reinforcement learning, point out some of their shortcomings, argue that we are expecting too much from such methods, and speculate about how to build complex, adaptive autonomous agents. These speculations are backed up by recent results demonstrating that a small amount of human"provided input can dramatically speed learning in a real mobile robot.

Host(s): School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

MIT World — special events and lectures

MIT World — special events and lectures

Category: Events | Updated 8 months ago

Created
December 15, 2011 12:44
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
2635 times

More from MIT World — special events and lectures

Opening Remarks/How the Brain Invents the Mind

Opening Remarks/How the Brain Inven...

Added over 3 years ago | 01:39:00 | 6114 views

Optical Approaches to Spying on Sensory"Motor Processing the Behaving Rodents

Optical Approaches to Spying on Sen...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:44:45 | 2799 views

Do"It"Yourself Biology

Do"It"Yourself Biology

Added over 3 years ago | 01:10:00 | 5349 views

The Evolution of Financial Technology

The Evolution of Financial Technology

Added over 3 years ago | 01:43:00 | 8405 views

Change Your Mind: Memory and Disease

Change Your Mind: Memory and Disease

Added over 3 years ago | 01:25:00 | 2584 views

Global and Domestic Imbalances: Why Rural China is the Key

Global and Domestic Imbalances: Why...

Added over 3 years ago | 01:02:00 | 4207 views