Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

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.

MIT World — special events and lectures

MIT World — special events and lectures

Category: Events | Updated over 1 year ago

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


Viewed
4624 times

More from MIT World — special events and lectures

Energy Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Opportunities

Energy Entrepreneurship and Innovat...

Added 5 years ago | 01:28:00 | 13556 views

Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges in Healthcare

Engineering Systems Solutions to Re...

Added 5 years ago | 01:26:00 | 4440 views

The Status of Women in Science and Engineering at MIT

The Status of Women in Science and ...

Added 5 years ago | 01:15:00 | 17005 views

The STS Forum: MIT

The STS Forum: MIT

Added 5 years ago | 01:53:00 | 3697 views

Education in the United States

Education in the United States

Added 5 years ago | 02:26:00 | 6711 views

Rebuilding the City of New Orleans: Working Across Sectors to Achieve a Common Goal

Rebuilding the City of New Orleans:...

Added 5 years ago | 00:39:11 | 4519 views