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Jun 04, 2024 Our work on automated chemical experiments with robots powered by reinforcement learning got accepted to CASE 2024! Congratulations to the lead author and professor/lecturer Gabriella Pizzuto, check out her awesome research in lab robotics here. Find the arxiv version of the paper here.
May 14, 2024 Are you interested in working with me as a PhD student? Then have a look at our job opening for a 4-year PhD position in Robot Learning and Representation Learning at the VU Amsterdam. Deadline is 30th of June, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Apr 29, 2024 I will be on part-time parental leave with changing patterns until November 2024. I may be slow to react to emails, review invitations etc.
Apr 29, 2024 I am co-organizer and editor for the ELLIS Robust ML & ELLIS Robust Large Language Models workshops to be held in Oxford, UK, and Helsinki, Finland. Consider attending and submitting!
Apr 05, 2024 I am a recipient of the NWO AIned XS grant provided by the Dutch Research Council and the AIned Foundation. In this projct we will be developing new methods using Large Language Models for policy generation for real-world robotics. Sounds interesting? Keep a look out for our postdoc advertisement and more details in the near future!
Apr 05, 2024 I will be giving an invited talk about our research on co-adapting robot morphology and behaviour with reinforcement learning at the EARL workshop. Are you also working on Co-Adaptation/Co-Design of robots or evolutionary robots? Consider submitting a workshop paper and let’s chat at R:SS 2024 in Delft, The Netherlands!
Feb 16, 2024 Maria Sliacka’s paper about Co-Imagination, model-based Co-Design of agent’s body and behaviour with dreaming/data-augmentation, is published by Springer. Congratulations!
Feb 01, 2024 I will be Editor for the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IROS) 2024
Nov 20, 2023 Currently evaluating reinforcement learning on biological systems: I am on parental leave until February 2024
Nov 15, 2023 I am one of three finalists for the Outstanding Associate Editor Award at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems 20203
Sep 20, 2023 Our papers on disentangled representations for RL and Equivariances in Neural Processes got accepted to NeurIPS 2023!
Sep 20, 2023 I presented our paper on Model-Based Co-Adaptation at LOD 2023
Sep 08, 2023 I am a co-organizer of the ELLIS Robust ML Workshop.
Sep 07, 2023 I joined the ELLIS society (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems).
Sep 01, 2023 I started my new position as Assistant Professor of Computational Intelligence at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Apr 07, 2023 We are going to present our paper Co-Imitation: Learning Design and Behaviour by Imitation at AAAI-23 in Washington DC. Visit our oral talk in the HAI: Human-in-the-Loop Machine Learning track at 2PM, or visit us at poster 166 on Thursday, 9th of February.
Feb 10, 2023 We are going to present our paper Co-Imitation: Learning Design and Behaviour by Imitation at AAAI-23 in Washington DC. Visit our oral talk in the HAI: Human-in-the-Loop Machine Learning track at 2PM, or visit us at poster 166 on Thursday, 9th of February.
Jan 07, 2023 Our paper about learning disentangled embeddings with Mhairi Dunion Temporal Disentanglement of Representations for Improved Generalisation in Reinforcement Learning was accepted for ICLR 2023!
Dec 12, 2022 I gave an invited talk about our work in the area of co-adaptation of robot morphology and behaviour at the AI Initiave at KAUST, Saudi Arabia.
Dec 01, 2022 Visit our posters at the NeurIPS workshop for Deep Reinforcement Learning 2022, with Mhairi Dunion and Chang Rajani presenting their PhD work!
Nov 01, 2022 I presented out research about evolving robots and latent embeddings together with Mhairi Dunion at the Finnish AI Day in two oral talks.