Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Research Internship @ Bosch

This week concludes my fabulous internship at Bosch Research. Through this summer, I have met a lot of great researchers and roboticists. I learned a great deal about the intersection of RL and robotics, implementing classical controllers on real robots, setting up environments and infrastructure, sim2real transfer, and a host of other concepts.

I was also glad to be  invited to give a technical introduction on reinforcement learning to my research department!!

Talk on an Introduction to RL

I was invited to give a talk on the basics of reinforcement learning to my department at Bosch during my internship. See slides below.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Awarded Amazon Research Awards 2018

A proposal I contributed to (with Ryan Julian) for the Amazon Research Awards was recently awarded to our lab (PI: Dr. Gaurav Sukhatme)!

See full list of awardees here.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Inverse Reward Design

Gave a presentation to Machine Learning folks on Inverse Reward Design, starting with a (very) brief survey of Deep RL


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Inverse Reinforcement Learning for automated grading

This spring semester, I did research on using Inverse Reinforcement Learning to learn a skill and test users, thereby creating automated graders for testing these skills. This is applied to sensorimotor (physical) skills, and a proof of concept is shown for a toy problem of navigating a car in a parking lot. See the presentation and links below for more details.

Other useful links:
PDF of slides
Code: https://github.com/gautams3/IRL_IntelligentGrading

Monday, May 15, 2017

Path planning in Atlanta

This was for a graduate course in Artificial Intelligence

Traditional A* search on real data: Directions from Dept of Mech Engg, Georgia Tech, to 798 Drewry St NE, Atlanta GA. The orange nodes are the final path, the black nodes are the ones that were also explored in A* (zoom in to see individual nodes)


Bidirectional A* for getting the directions from GT College of Computing to Home Depot (650 Ponce De Leon Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30308).