HumAnS Lab


Learning from Teleoperation

Robots are rolling out of the research labs and walking, crawling and
flying into our homes.
As such the new description for a robot owner is changing.
For example from the researcher or the science enthusiast, to the home
make who needs a little help with the windows.
To ease the challenge of programming robots for the new robot
owner/operator learning from demonstration has been proposed.
This form of features the operator demonstrating what they would like the
robot do and the robot learning how to make it happen.

One of the challenges in the robotic learning portion of this process is
that many robot’s do not yet have the ability to actively engage in the
It is often the case that robots passively learn based on information
provided to them.
They are not equipped to perform meta-analysis about their experience, or
at least to do so in a short enough time for it to be relevant in this
learning process.

This research seeks to uncover quantitative metrics which can be generated
by these robotic students.
Such metrics can enable the robot to perform tasks like determining how
much more training time it needs to master a task, assessing whether a
particular set of instruction is likely to be helpful in the learning
process, or even to determining if the provided instruction is coming from
someone who knows what they are doing.


Omni + Pioneer


Omni + Simulation



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