Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Goal Babbling @ CITEC Summer School

Last week the CITEC Summer School 2013 took place at Bielefeld University. This year's topic was "Continuous learning in living and artificial systems". On Thursday, Jochen and I gave a joint keynote on goal babbling as applied on the Bionic Handling Assistant. A subsequent afternoon workshop allowed participants to experiment with the goal babbling algorithm of my ICDL 2011 paper, and to finally apply it on the Bionic Handling Assistant robot. We had a very adept audience, since several participants already had experience or exposure to goal babbling before the school. So, discussions were very interesting and quite deep. For all participants, and all other interested people, we will soon open the source code to the public, so stay tuned!