We are part of the MPI IS video series of short films presenting scientists' research projects in an understandable way.
In this clip we talk about the mission of our group and show two projects that we are working on:
Georg Martius, group leader of the Autonomous Learning Group, elaborates on the idea of developing robots as playful, autonomously learning machines. The vision is that robots learn the structure of their environments, rather than pre defined supervised tasks.
Cristina Pinneri, PhD student and fellow of the Center for Learning Systems (CLS), presents her project on autonomous, independent exploration of correlated motion patterns. The key idea is to provide robots with a fundamental self-understanding of its sensorimotor system and let it explore the environment in a self-organized way.
Sebastian Blaes, PhD student and fellow of the International Max-Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS), talks about how robotic interactions with the environment can be learned. The focus of his project is on learning hierarchical task structures.