IEEE Young Professionals Ottawa Section

Date: Friday, June 08

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Location: Carleton University, 103 Stacie Building (Mackenzie Building), map

Title: Learning from Observations

Speaker: Professor Babak Esfandiari, Department of Systems and Computer, Carleton University

Abstract: Programming robots, and autonomous agents in general, is hard. In this talk we present an approach, called Learning from Observation (LfO), here the agent learns its task by recording and reproducing traces of behavior of a human expert. We use a case-based reasoning technique to achieve LfO, and we describe the typical challenges in LfO, such as performance and learning “stateful” behavior.

– Refreshments Provided
– 90 Minute Talk, 30 Minute Networking

Bio: Dr. Babak Esfandiari is a Professor at the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1997 (University of Montpellier, France) then worked for two years at Mitel Corporation as a software engineer before joining Carleton in 1999. His research interests include agent technology, network computing and object-oriented design.

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