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Strachey Lectures

The Strachey Lectures are also available on the University of Oxford Podcasts web site.

Professor Leslie Kaelbling - Doing for our robots what evolution did for us

We, as robot engineers, have to think hard about our role in the design of robots and how it interacts with learning, both in "the factory" (that is, at engineering time) and in "the wild" (that is, when the robot is delivered to a customer). I will share some general thoughts about the strategies for robot design and then talk in detail about some work I have been involved in, both in the design of an overall architecture for an intelligent robot and in strategies for learning to integrate new skills into the repertoire of an already competent robot.



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