Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2020 is being hosted virtually from July 12th - June 16th. We’re excited to share all the work from SAIL and Stanford Robotics that’s being presented! Below you’ll find links to each paper, as well as the authors’ five-minute presentation of their research. Feel free to reach out to the contact authors directly to learn more about what’s happening at Stanford.

In addition to these papers, SAIL students and faculty are involved in organizing several workshops at RSS. We invite you to attend these workshops, where you can hear from amazing speakers, interact, and ask questions! Workshop attendance is completely virtual: we provide information and links to these workshops at the bottom of this post.

List of Accepted Papers

Shared Autonomy with Learned Latent Actions

Authors: Hong Jun Jeon, Dylan P. Losey, Dorsa Sadigh
Links: Paper | Experiments
Keywords: human-robot interaction, learning, control

Reinforcement Learning based Control of Imitative Policies for Near-Accident Driving

Authors: Zhangjie Cao*, Erdem Bıyık*, Woodrow Z. Wang, Allan Raventos, Adrien Gaidon, Guy Rosman, Dorsa Sadigh
Links: Paper | Experiments
Keywords: autonomous driving, near-accident scenarios, hierarhical reinforcement learning, hierarchical control, imitation learning

Active Preference-based Gaussian Process Regression for Reward Learning

Authors: Erdem Bıyık*, Nicolas Huynh*, Mykel J. Kochenderfer, Dorsa Sadigh
Links: Paper | Experiments
Keywords: active learning, preference-based learning, gaussian processes, reward learning, inverse reinforcement learning

Dynamic Multi-Robot Task Allocation under Uncertainty and Temporal Constraints

Authors: Shushman Choudhury, Jayesh Gupta, Mykel J. Kochenderfer, Dorsa Sadigh, Jeannette Bohg
Links: Paper
Keywords: multi-robot systems, task allocation

GTI: Learning to Generalize across Long-Horizon Tasks from Human Demonstrations

Authors: Ajay Mandlekar*, Danfei Xu*, Roberto Martin-Martin, Silvio Savarese, Li Fei-Fei
Links: Paper
Keywords: imitation learning, manipulation, robotics

Concept2Robot: Learning Manipulation Concepts from Instructions and Human Demonstrations

Authors: Lin Shao, Toki Migimatsu, Qiang Zhang, Karen Yang, Jeannette Bohg
Links: Paper
Keywords: concept learning; manipulation; learning from demonstration; natural language grounding

ALGAMES: A Fast Solver for Constrained Dynamic Games

Authors: Simon Le Cleac’h, Mac Schwager, Zachary Manchester
Links: Paper | Blog
Keywords: game theory, optimization, MPC, autonomous driving

List of Organized Workshops

Emergent Behaviors in Human-Robot Systems

Link: Homepage | Zoom (contact for password)
Prerecorded Talks by: Brenna Argall, Anca Dragan, Judith Fan, Jakob Foerster, Robert D. Hawkins, Maja Matarić, Igor Mordatch, Harold Soh, Mac Schwager
Live Events on July 12th (PDT): Panel from 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Spotlight talks from 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Organizers: Erdem Bıyık, Minae Kwon, Dylan Losey, Noah Goodman, Stefanos Nikolaidis, Dorsa Sadigh

Robotics Retrospectives

Link: Homepage
Prerecorded Talks by: Stefan Schaal. Karen Liu, Sangbae Kim, Andy Zeng, David Hsu, Leslie Kaebling, Nicolas Heess, Angela Schoellig
Live Events on July 12th (PDT): Panels from 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM | Retrospective sessions from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Organizers: Franziska Meier, Akshara Rai, Arunkumar Byravan, Jeannette Bohg

Advances & Challenges in Imitation Learning for Robotics

Link: Homepage
Prerecorded Talks by: Anca Dragan, Maya Cakmak, Yuke Zhu, Byron Boots, Abhinav Gupta, Oliver Kroemer
Live Events on July 12th (PDT): Paper discussions from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Virtual coffee break from 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | Panel from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Organizers: Scott Niekum, Akanksha Saran, Yuchen Cui, Nick Walker, Andreea Bobu, Ajay Mandlekar, Danfei Xu

Action Representations for Learning in Continuous Control

Link: Homepage
Live Talks by: Daniel Braun, Dagmar Sternad, Marc Toussaint, Franziska Meier, Michiel van de Panne
Live Events on July 13th (PDT): Talks from 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM (including spotlights from 9:50 AM - 10:50 AM) | Panel at 11:50 AM
Organizers: Tamim Asfour, Miroslav Bogdanovic, Jeannette Bohg, Animesh Garg, Roberto Martin-Martin, Ludovic Righetti

We look forward to seeing you at RSS!