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HAI Weekly Seminar with Agrim Gupta

Event Details

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT

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Location

Virtual

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Kaci Peel

Towards Understanding and Building Embodied Intelligence

In contrast to embodied intelligence, which is common in nature, the recent progress in AI has been disembodied. Animals display remarkable degrees of embodied intelligence by leveraging their evolved morphologies to learn complex tasks. In this talk, I will argue that intelligent behavior is a function of the brain, morphology, and the environment. However, the principles governing relations between environmental complexity, evolved morphology, and the learnability of intelligent control, remain elusive, partially due to the substantial challenge of performing large-scale in silico experiments on evolution and learning.  To address this, I will introduce a new framework called DERL which enables us to evolve agents with diverse morphologies to learn hard locomotion and manipulation tasks in complex environments, and reveals insights into relations between environmental physics, embodied intelligence, and the evolution of rapid learning.

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Agrim Gupta

PhD Student in Computer Science, Stanford University

Agrim Gupta is a third-year PhD student in Computer Science at Stanford, advised by Fei-Fei Li and part of the Stanford Vision and Learning Lab. Working in the intersection of machine learning, computer vision and robotics his research focuses on understanding and building embodied agents. Previousl ...