UTCS Colloquium/AI: Nicholas Roy/MIT Planning in Uncertain Worlds: Exploration and Information Gathering ACES 2.302 Monday April 30 2007 at 11:00 a.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Apr 30, 2007 11:00am - 12:00pm

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Type of Talk:
UTCS Colloquium/AI

Speaker Name/Affiliation: Nicholas Roy/Massachu

setts Institute of Technology

Date/Time: Monday April 30 2007 11

:00 a.m

Location: ACES 2.302

Host: Ben Kuipers

Talk

Title: Planning in Uncertain Worlds: Exploration and Information
Gather

ing

Talk Abstract:
Decision making in uncertain and incomplete mo

dels is an
essential capability of robots operating in natural dynamic

domains. Separating model learning and planning into two
distinct
processes simplifies both problems but prevents
the planner from deli

berately learning more to improve its
own performance. In my group we h

ave developed two
approaches for planning in the information space of m

odels;
these algorithms allow a robot to generate plans that are
r

obust to model errors while planning to learn more about the
world. I w

ill present results of our work in the domains of robot
navigation and

human-robot dialogue management.

Speaker Bio:
Nicholas Roy is th

e Boeing Assistant Professor in the
Department of Aeronautics & Astrona

utics at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. He received his Ph

. D. in Robotics from
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh in 2003. H

e is a member
of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Labor

atory
(CSAIL) at MIT. His research interests include autonomous
sys

tems mobile robotics human-computer interaction
decision-making unde

r uncertainty and machine learning.