Meta-Learning of ‘learning-how-to-learn’ has been immensely popular in the deep learning community in recent years. In this thesis, we will investigate the problem of using meta-learning approaches and ideas to learn latent policy embeddings for use in reinforcement learning. A potential approach for this is hyper networks, ie networks which can generate other networks (see references). The thesis will investigate the application of these approaches and evaluate their usefulness in robot learning and continuous control tasks. Currently, the use of policy embeddings and hyper networks is an active area in research with potential applications to real-world robotics. This is a research-oriented thesis where the student will have the possibility to work on state-of-the-art problems and propose novel methods and algorithms for their use in robot learning.
This is a more engineering and software-development oriented thesis, aiming at providing open-source implementations for the research community. However, the thesis student will get some exposuire to the use of Deep Leanring algorithms and their application to practical research problems.
This research thesis will investigate further how the use of imitation learning methods and algorithms can be used to improve existing Co-Design algorithms. The aim of this thesis is to develop systems developing both the body and mind of robots.
The thesis will start with an initial literature review to identify the space of potential hypothesis to investigate and apply the developed method to continous control tasks. This thesis is well suited for students interested in a research oriented master thesis with some possibilities to develop your own idea.
The Intelligent Robotics Group got recently accepted four journal articles to IEEE T-RO, IEEE RA-L, RAS, and JMLR.
We are happy to announce that our work “Learning Visual Feedback Control for Dynamic Cloth Folding” was accepted to IROS 2022 and nomitated to both the IROS Best Student Paper award and the IROS Best RoboCup Paper Award.