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- Machine learning
- Open source & collaborative development
- Video games (first person shooting)
Ile-De-France sud (RER B Orsay Ville)
This project aims at developing new machine learning methods relying on very large number of hand-designed heuristics, together with statistical tools to facilitate the design of these heuristics in an open and collaborative framework.
We deﬁne an heuristic to be any algorithm processing raw inputs to produce values relevant to the problem at hand. This purposely very general deﬁnition encompasses techniques spanning from simple signal processing to symbolic modeling or locally trained predictors. Since we assume high performance can only be achieved by combining hundreds of such heuristics, we propose to develop them collaboratively, in a way similar to the successful development process of open-source software or collaborative encyclopedia.
We will assess the performance of that strategy on the control of an avatar in a realistic 3D simulator and on the control of a real robotic arm, and we aim at creating a generic software platform usable on alternative applications.
Hence, the key aspects of this proposal are to:
- develop novel statistical techniques for prediction and goal-planning with a very large heterogeneous set of features,
- develop statistical tools such as similarity measures in the space of features to help the design of very large sets of heuristics by many contributors,
- assess the efﬁciency of this approach on a series of complex tasks in a realistic simulated 3D environment and with a real robot arm.
The ﬁve partners of the consortium are from the ﬁelds of applied and theoretical statistical learning, reinforcement learning, artiﬁcial vision and robotics.