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Real Robot Challenge II + Q&A
Stefan Bauer · Joel Akpo · Manuel Wuethrich · Nan Rosemary Ke · Anirudh Goyal · Thomas Steinbrenner · Felix Widmaier · Annika Buchholz · Bernhard Schölkopf · Dieter Büchler · Ludovic Righetti · Franziska Meier

Wed Dec 08 02:45 AM -- 03:05 AM (PST) @
Event URL: https://real-robot-challenge.com »

Despite recent successes of reinforcement learning (RL) in simulated environments, deploying or training algorithms in the real-world remains a challenge due to the significant cost of experimentation and limited datasets. While insights gained in simulation do not necessarily translate to real robots, we aim to close the gap between simulation and the real-world by offering participants the opportunity to submit their algorithm to a robotics benchmark in the cloud. This will allow teams to gather hundreds of hours of real robot data with minimal effort and submission to our cloud benchmark is as easy as using a simulator. Simulators, easy to use interfaces and large real-world datasets for pretraining are available. Show that your algorithm is practical by solving the tasks on different levels in the real-world and win prizes!

Author Information

Stefan Bauer (Max Planck institute)
Joel Akpo (MPI for Intelligent Systems)
Manuel Wuethrich (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)
Nan Rosemary Ke (DeepMind)
Anirudh Goyal (Université de Montréal)
Thomas Steinbrenner (MPI for Intelligent Systems)
Felix Widmaier (MPI for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen)
Annika Buchholz (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)
Bernhard Schölkopf (MPI for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen)

Bernhard Scholkopf received degrees in mathematics (London) and physics (Tubingen), and a doctorate in computer science from the Technical University Berlin. He has researched at AT&T Bell Labs, at GMD FIRST, Berlin, at the Australian National University, Canberra, and at Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK). In 2001, he was appointed scientific member of the Max Planck Society and director at the MPI for Biological Cybernetics; in 2010 he founded the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. For further information, see www.kyb.tuebingen.mpg.de/~bs.

Dieter Büchler (Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)
Ludovic Righetti (New York University)
Franziska Meier (Facebook AI Research)

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