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CITRIS Research Exchange - Vincent Vanhoucke

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CITRIS Research Exchange delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from academic, industry, and civic leaders.

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CITRIS Research Exchange with

Vincent Vanhoucke

Principal Scientist and Director of Robotics, Google

"Closing the Perception-Actuation Loop using Machine Learning: New Perspectives and Strategies"

About the Talk:

Recent advances in perception technology, fueled by progress in deep learning, have materially changed the degree of situational awareness one can expect from robots engaged in the real world: in addition to perceiving the geometry of the world around them, robots can now also reason about its semantics, and communicate intuitively with the people sharing their environment.

Yet, we're arguably still struggling to deploy robots in human-centered environments. Much of the difficulty centers around closing the loop between perception and actuation in a manner that's safe, reliable, precise and flexible. I'll discuss recent progress in machine learning which directly address these challenges and open up new avenues in connecting perception and behaviors in real-world environments.

About the Speaker:

Vincent Vanhoucke is a principal scientist and director of Robotics at Google. He is a co-founder of the Conference on Robot Learning, now in its third year. His research has spanned many areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning, from speech recognition to deep learning, computer vision, and robotics. His lecture series on Udacity has introduced more than 100,000 students to deep learning. He holds a doctorate from Stanford University and a diplôme d'ingénieur from the École Centrale Paris.

About CITRIS Research Exchange:

Launched in 2008, CITRIS Research Exchange delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

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