Share Your Science: Robots Thinking More Like Humans with Deep Reinforcement Learning

Pieter Abbeel, Professor at UC Berkeley shares how his Artificial Intelligence lab is using NVIDIA GPUs and deep reinforcement learning to enable a robot to learn on its own.

Abbeel’s robotics work was recently highlighted in Rolling Stone’s story “Inside the Artificial Intelligence Revolution: A Special Report, Pt. 1”.

The video demonstrates how their robot BRETT learns by playing with children’s toys, such as learning how to stack and sort blocks. In just fifteen minutes the robot is able to successfully figure out how to place the block in the matching hole.

For more details about deep reinforcement learning, read the published papers by Peter Abbeel.

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