Harel Yedidsion

Postdoctoral Researcher
Harel Yedidsion is a member of the Learning Agents Research Group (LARG) and currently working on the Building-Wide Intelligence Project (BWI), which is concerned with developing autonomous mobile robots for performing various tasks in office or residential buildings. His research interests include Distributed Coordination of Multi–Robot Systems, Human Robot Interaction, Machine Learning, and Connecting Language with Perception.


Research Areas: 
Research Interests: 
  • Multiagent Systems,
  • Autonomous Robots,
  • Connecting Language and Planning,
  • Reinforcement Learning,
  • Human Robot Interaction,
  • Multi Robot Planning.
Current Research: 

Mechanism Design for fair division in autonomous vechicle convoy formation.

Optimal use of verbal instructions for multi robot human guidance.

Reinforcement learning for multi robot conflict resolution.


Research Labs & Affiliations: 

Learning Agents Research Group (LARG)

BUilding Wide Intelligence (BWI)

Select Publications

Roie Zivan, Harel Yedidsion, Steven Okamoto, Robin Glinton and Katya Sycara. 2015. Distributed Constraint Optimization for Teams of Mobile Sensing Agents. The Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems.
Yuqian Jiang, Harel Yedidsion, Shiqi Zhang, Guni Sharon, and Peter Stone. 2019. Multi-robot planning with conflicts and synergies. The Journal of Autonomous Robots.
Harel Yedidsion, Roie Zivan, Alessandro Farinelli. 2018. Applying max-sum to teams of Mobile Sensing Agents. The Journal of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence.
Danny Hermelin, Michael Segal, Harel Yedidsion. 2018. Coordination of Mobile Agents for Wireless Sensor Network Maintenance. The Workshop on Optimization in Multiagent Systems in AAMAS/IJACI 2018 Stockholm.
Jesse Thomason, Aishwarya Padmakumar, Jivko Sinapov, Nick Walker, Yuqian Jiang, Harel Yedidsion, Justin Hart, Peter Stone, and Raymond J. Mooney. 2019. Improving Grounded Natural Language Understanding through Human-Robot Dialog. International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

Awards & Honors

2015 - Head of Department award for excellence in research
2014 - Head of Department award for exceptional excellence in research
2014 - Best Student Paper award – The 18th Israeli Industrial Engineering and Management Conference
2013 - Head of Department award for excellence in research