Natural Language Processing Seminar
Following Natural Language Instructions in Unknown Environments
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Tuesday, February 23, 2016|
4:00pm - 5:15pm
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About the Event
Natural language promises an efficient and flexible means for humans to communicate with robots, whether they are assisting the physically or cognitively impaired, or performing disaster mitigation tasks as our surrogates. Recent advancements have given rise to robots that are able to interpret natural language commands that direct object manipulation and spatial navigation. However, most methods require prior knowledge of the metric and semantic properties of the objects and places that comprise the robot's environment.
Matthew Walter is an assistant professor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. His interests revolve around the realization of intelligent, perceptually aware robots that are able to act robustly and effectively in unstructured environments, particularly with and alongside people. His research focuses on machine learning-based solutions that allow robots to learn to understand and interact with the people, places, and objects in their surroundings.
Open to: Public