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Goal-based Open-ended Autonomous Learning Robots

Project: Research


This project aims to develop a new paradigm to build open-ended learning robots called `Goal-based Open ended Autonomous Learning' (GOAL). GOAL rests upon two key insights. First, to exhibit an autonomous open-ended learning process, robots should be able to self-generate goals, and hence tasks to practice. Second, new learning algorithms can leverage self-generated goals to dramatically accelerate skill learning.

The new paradigm will allow robots to acquire a large repertoire of flexible skills in conditions unforeseeable at design time with little human intervention, and then to exploit these skills to efficiently solve new user-defined tasks with no/little additional learning. This innovation will be essential in the design of future service robots addressing pressing societal needs.
Short titleGOAL Robots
StatusNot started

Collaborative partners

  • University of Portsmouth (lead)
  • Paris Descartes University
  • Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt
  • Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
  • National Research Council of Italy

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