Research report 2017 - Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen site
Robots with their own thirst for action
Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe Autonomes Lernen
SummaryRobots as helpers in everyday life can make our lives better in the future. However, there is much research needed to get there. One problem is the hardware. It needs to withstand everyday usage without being bulky or dangerous. The bigger problem, however, is to develop the right "brain”. To come somewhere close to human skills, a robot has to learn a lot by itself. The researchers of the Autonomous Learning Group at MPI for Intelligent Systems are working on artificial curiosity and the associated learning methods so that artificial systems can improve themselves in the future.