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.