Subject:AI&Robotics Lunch seminar,
Jan Peters, Host Jens Kober

We are pleased to invite you to attend the lunch seminar:

Monday January 7 2019,12.30-13.30
Aula Hall C, Building number: 20Mekelweg 5
Lunch buffet open from 12.00

Title (tentative): Learning Motor Skills

Abstract (tentative):
In the past few years Jan has embarked on a fascinating journey. He and his team took up the challenge to teach robots a wide range of new motor skills ranging from table-tennis to manipulation using demonstrations, exploration and trial and error.

Jan Peters is a full professor (W3) for Intelligent Autonomous Systems at the Computer Science Department of the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt and at the same time a senior research scientist and group leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, where he heads the interdepartmental Robot Learning Group.
Jan Peters has received the Dick Volz Best 2007 US PhD Thesis Runner Up Award, the Robotics: Science & Systems - Early Career Spotlight, the INNS Young Investigator Award, and the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society’s Early Career Award. Jan Peters has studied Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical and Control Engineering at TU Munich and FernUni Hagen in Germany, at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Southern California (USC). He has received four Master’s degrees in these disciplines as well as a Computer Science PhD from USC. Jan Peters has performed research in Germany at DLR, TU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (in addition to the institutions above), in Japan at the Advanced Telecommunication Research Center (ATR), at USC and at both NUS and Siemens Advanced Engineering in Singapore.

We are looking forward to see you all on January 7th

Kind regards,
Karin van Tongeren
Secretary Robotics Institute



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