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.

Background

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

Organiser of BathML meetup (2019-)

Supervisors

Dr Özgür Şimşek

Dr Iulia Cioroianu