RE-WORK Deep Learning Summit London, September 2017

What Would it Take to Train an Agent to Play with a Shape-Sorter?

London, United Kingdom

The capabilities of humans to precisely and robustly recognise and manipulate objects has been instrumental in the development of human cognition. However, understanding and replicating this process has proven to be difficult. This is of particular importance when thinking of agents or robots acting in naturalistic environments, solving complex tasks. I will present recent work in this direction, focusing on computational optimality and Deep Reinforcement Learning techniques, to discover how to manipulate objects within a 3D physics simulator from high-dimensional sensory observations.