TITLE: Learning to Fly: Straighten up and fly right
PRESENTER: Andrew Isaac
AFFILIATION: Doctoral Candidate CSE, UNSW
DATE: Friday 31st May 2002
TIME: 12 noon
PLACE: CSE K17 1st Floor Seminar Room
Machine learning has been successfully applied to control engineering problems. In particular, flight simulator controllers have been induced using decision/regression trees, in a technique known as Behavioural cloning. An aim of behavioural cloning is to produce working controllers that are human comprehensible with an aim to capturing tacit knowledge and expertise. Initial Learning to Fly behavioural clones were sensitive to initial conditions, relied heavily on parameter choice and were hundreds of lines of code long. The speaker will present recent improvements to the behavioural cloning technique, focussing on issues of goal context.
BIOGRAPHY OF SPEAKER:
Andrew isaac is in his final (?) year of his phd. He has no piloting experience, but likes airline food. This talk is part of his PhD review.
School of Computer Science & Engineering, UNSW.