Oct 28, 2023 Our work miniBEHAVIOR (paper)has been accepted for presentation at two NeurIPS workshops: Agent Learning in Open-Endedness (ALOE) and Generalization in Planning (GenPlan). MiniBEHAVIOR is a novel benchmark that extends the 2D gridworld miniGrid to include semantically meaningful tasks from BEHAVIOR-1K, enabling fast development and prototyping for reasoning in household activities. Congratulations Jiaheng and the rest of the team!
Oct 20, 2023 Roberto gives a keynote speaker talk at the Texas Robotics Symposium on the topic “Technologies for Household Robotics”.
Oct 18, 2023 Roberto participates in an expert panel discussion at the Texas Robotics Symposium on the topic “Household Robotics” together with Dr. Biswas, Dr. Stone and Dr. Fineberg.
Oct 1, 2023 Invited keynote talk by Roberto at the IROS workshop on Integrated Perception, Planning, and Control for Physically and Contextually-Aware Robot Autonomy. His talk was titled “Perceiving to Interact, Interacting to Perceive”.
Oct 1, 2023 First event of Queer in Robotics, a new initiative launched by Roberto and Ruchira with partners from others universities. Queer in Robotics will be organizing events at the upcoming major robotics conferences with the goal of creating a welcoming space to the LGBTQ+ community within the robotics space.
Sep 6, 2023 Invited Lecture by Roberto in the new UT Austin MOOC course Essentials of AI for Life and Society. Roberto introduced the topic “Probabilistic Modeling” to a live online audience of hundreds of participants.
Jul 10, 2023 Roberto presents RobIn’s work at the RSS’23 workshop Robotics and AI: The Future of Industrial Assembly Tasks. His presentation touches on our research on “Learning Contact-rich Interaction Control”.
Jun 6, 2023 RobIn was awarded with one of the Good Systems grants to explore the effects of AI and robotics in society. Our project will explore the consequences of household and domestic robots in people’s lives, including the life of household workers.
Jun 1, 2023 Two papers presented at ICRA: M-EMBER with Bohan Wu and Fei-Fei Li, and HRON with Michael Lingelbach et al. M-EMBER was nominated to Best Student Paper and Best Manipulation Paper!
May 31, 2023 Andrey Kurenkov presents Scene Graph Memory at AAMAS23 in London, our work for object search in unknown, dynamically changing environments represented as scene graphs. An extension of this work will be also presented at ICML23.
Apr 25, 2023 Roberto presents at Prof. Kristen Grauman’s group on “What can robots learn from videos about long-horizon activities?” comprising the work on Paprika (CVPR23) and MaskViT (ICLR23).
Apr 23, 2023 One paper accepted at RSS23: “Causal Policy Gradient for Whole-Body Mobile Manipulation”, a collaboration with Jiaheng Hu and Peter Stone. Congratulations, Jiaheng!
Apr 14, 2023 Roberto gives a Spotlight talk at TEROS’23 about “Mobile Manipulation: Integration vs. Factorization” including some of the results of our recent RSS paper.
Mar 1, 2023 Final version of our ICLR’23 paper submitted! MaskViT: Masked Visual Pre-Training for Video Prediction, a collaboration with Agrim Gupta et al.
Feb 27, 2023 Two papers accepted at CVPR’23! Procedure-Aware Foundation Model for Instructional Video Understanding with Honglu Zhou and Juan Carlos Niebles and ULIP: Learning Unified Representation of Language, Image and Point Cloud for 3D Understanding with Le Xue et al.
Feb 24, 2023 Roberto presents RobIn at GradFest’23. This presentation summarizes some of the core ideas of our lab and broad future research directions.
Feb 8, 2023 Talk by Roberto at the Texas Innovation Center’s Engineering Education and Research Center. More info
Jan 25, 2023 Talk by Roberto on Datasets in Robotics at the Living and Working with Robots initiative, part of the Good Systems Challenge.
Jan 21, 2023 Two papers accepted at ICRA23: “Task-Driven Graph Attention for Hierarchical Relational Object Navigation”, a collaboration with Michael Lingelbach et al., and “M-EMBER: Tackling Long-Horizon Mobile Manipulation Via Factorized Domain Transfer”, together with Bohan Wu and Dr. Fei-Fei Li.
Jan 20, 2023 MaskVit, Masked Visual Pre-Training for Video Prediction, has been accepted at ICLR23!
Jan 5, 2023 Roberto delivers the William Pierson Field Lecture at Princeton on What do we want robots to do for us (and how do we get there)?
Dec 9, 2022 Talk by Roberto at Nuro on Robots and Humans.