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Rudolf Lioutikov

Assistant Professor of Practice

University of Texas at Austin

Biography

Rudolf Lioutikov is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin since 2019. He develops and teaches the Robot Learning Stream of the Freshmen Research Initiative. In addition, Rudolf is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Personal Autonomous Robotics Lab, where he conducts research and develops new methods for areas such as robot learning, reinforcement learning, imitation learning and human-robot collaboration.

Before he joined the UT Computer Science Department, Rudolf worked as a Ph.D. candidate at the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Lab in Darmstadt. In his dissertation he developed an imitation learning pipeline which learns a library of movement primitives and a comprehensible behavior representation from unlabeled data.

Rudolf was warded his Ph.D. with distinction by the Technische Univeristät Darmstadt in 2018 and his dissertation was considered a finalist for the Georges Giralt PhD Award by the European Robotics Federation.

Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics
  • Robot Learning
  • Imitation Learning
  • Human-Robot Collaboration

Academic Career

  • Assistant Professor of Practice

    University of Texas at Austin, since 2019

  • PhD in Machine Learning and Robotics

    Technische Universität Darmstadt, 2018

  • MSc in Computer Science

    Technische Universität Darmstadt, 2013

Recent Publications

Learning Attribute Grammars for Movement Primitive Sequencing

Movement Primitives are a well studied and widely applied concept in modern robotics. However, composing primitives out of an existing …

Inducing Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars for the Sequencing of Robot Movement Primitives

Movement Primitives are a well studied and widely applied concept in modern robotics. Composing primitives out of an existing library, …

Parsing Motion and Composing Behavior for Semi-Autonomous Manipulation

Robots are becoming an ever bigger part of our day to day life. They take up simple tasks in households, like vacuum cleaning and lawn …

Contact

  • 2317 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
  • GDC 3.430
  • Monday 10:00 to 11:00
    Wednesday 09:00 to 10:00