Acquiring Transferrable Mobile Manipulation Skills


G. D. Konidaris, S. R. Kuindersma, R. A. Grupen, and A. G. Barto, “Acquiring Transferrable Mobile Manipulation Skills,” in RSS 2011 Workshop on Mobile Manipulation: Learning to Manipulate, Los Angeles, CA, 2011.
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This abstract summarizes recent research on the autonomous acquisition of transferrable manipulation skills. We describe a robot system that learns to sequence a set of innate controllers to solve a task, and then extracts transferrable manipulation skills from the resulting solution. Using the extracted skills, the robot is able to significantly reduce the time required to discover the solution to a second task.

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