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Research area: Autonomous Robots: Robotic Soccer and beyond

Making robots act autonomously in a complex environment bears many challenges: uncertainties in sensor and actors, many degrees of freedom, constraints to be considered, etc.

We therefore consider learning robots to be a highly interesting application domain for machine learning techniques. In particular we are interested in reinforcement learning controllers: the designer only specifies the goal and the actions; the robot then learns the appropriate behavior by (clever) trial and error.

Some concrete research projects within this area are:

See also our publications page for further information.