Researcher

Dr Timothy Colin Wiley

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

I am currently a Research Associate on a joint project between the Creative Robotics Lab at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, the AI & Robotics Research Group at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, both at UNSW Australia. My currently research project, in collaboration with Fuji Xerox Japan, investiagtes how to improve human-robot interactions on a social robot designed for use in office environments, through online...view more

I am currently a Research Associate on a joint project between the Creative Robotics Lab at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, the AI & Robotics Research Group at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, both at UNSW Australia. My currently research project, in collaboration with Fuji Xerox Japan, investiagtes how to improve human-robot interactions on a social robot designed for use in office environments, through online learning techniques that allows a robot to dynamically adapt its behaviour.

I recently received my PhD in Computer Science at UNSW, focusing on Robotics and Machine Learning. My thesis proposes a Planning and Learning Hierarchy that takes a hybrid approach to the online trial-and-error learning of new robotic skills by reasoning about domain knowledge of the robotic system. The domain knowledge, in the form of a qualitative model is learnt from numeric data samples collected as the robot moves about the environment. A planner which incorporates qualitative reasoning, finds a parameterised sequence of actions, which form an approximate solution to a given task. The parameters, which are constrained by the qualitative planner, are refined through on-line trial-and-error learning to optimal values.

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Location

Creative Robotics Lab, Art & Design
AI Robotics Lab, School of Computer Science and Engineering
National Facility for Human Robot Interaction Research

Publications

by Dr Timothy Colin Wiley