Akshil Patel

Autonomous Skill Acquisition

Project Summary

My project will develop algorithms that give artificial agents the ability to autonomously form useful high-level behaviours, such as grasping, from available behavioural units (for example, primitive sensory and motor actions available to a robot). This allows a developmental process during which an agent can learn behaviours of increasing complexity through continuously building on its existing set of skills. Using high-level skills aggregates the agent’s behaviour which facilitates transparency through explainability.


Research Interests

All things Machine Learning with a particular interest in Reinforcement Learning and Transparency and Explainability in AI.


BSc Mathematical Sciences and MSc Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems at University of Bath

Organiser of BathML meetup (2019-)


Dr Özgür Şimşek

Dr Iulia Cioroianu