Talks (Oberseminar) - Intelligent Autonomous Systems

Quick Facts

Organizers:Jan Peters
Default Date:Every Friday (from Oct 2021 on)
Default Time:14:00 to 16:00
Zoom Registration:
TU-CAN:20-00-0630-os Intelligente Autonome Systeme Oberseminar


The Oberseminar Intelligent Autonomous Systems covers current research topics of the Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) group at the TU Darmstadt. It will include invited talks by famous machine learning researchers from all over the world, presentations of IAS members on their current research, presentations by alumni of IAS at well-known companies and universities, final presentations of all Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. theses which have been completed at IAS ... and probably much more.

This schedule will be updated regularly. Please check it before the meeting. If you want to get reminders, please subscribe at to our talks mailing list. Also, you can subscribe to our Google Talks Calendar at this link!

Policy on student thesis talks: To ensure quality and to meet time constraints, we suggest BSc and MSc intermediate reports to be no longer than 10 minutes, with 10 minutes of additional question time. Final reports will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Details can be found on the ThesesStudents page. Other talks to be no longer than 40 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for questions. Additionally, we'll have an informal 'seminar chair' who streamlines the Q&A session.

Upcoming Talks

26.09.202215:00-17:00Philip Becker-Ehmck, Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Latent State-Space Models for Control
30.09.202214:00-14:20Jascha Hellwig, M.Sc. Intermediate Presentation: Reinforcement Learning in Stable Vector Fields
 14:30-15:30Paul Jansonnie, Research Talk: Skill Discovery through Task Generation for Robotic Manipulation 
 15:30-15:50Pascal Stenger, M.Sc. Intermediate Presentation: Advanced Monte-Carlo Tree Search for Planning 
7.10.202214:00-14:15Mark Baierl, M.Sc. Intermediate Presentation: Score-Based Imitation Learning
 14:15-14:30Paul-Otto Müller, M.Sc. Intermediate Presentation: Learning Interpretable Representations for Visuotactile Sensors 
 14:30-15:30Georgia Chalvatzaki, Research talk: Shaping Robotic Assistance through Structured Robot LearningS202|E202
13.10.202211:00-12:00Takayuki Osa (U.Tokyo), Invited Talk: Objective function with multiple extrema in robot learningB002 and
14.10.202214:00-14:20Pascal Herrmann, M.Sc. Intermediate Presentation: 6D Pose Estimation and Tracking for Ubongo 3D
 14:20-14:50Oliver Järnefelt, M.Sc. thesis defense: Modular Value Function Factorization in Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning 
21.10.202214:00-15:00Dieter Buechler (MPIIS), Invited Talk: New developments at Learning Muscular Robots
 15:00-15:20Daniel Musekamp, M.Sc. Thesis Defense: Amortized Variational Inference using GMMs for Inverse Kinematics 
28.10.202214:00-14:45Yunlong Song (UZH/ETHZ), Invited Talk: Reinforcement Learning for Agile Drone Flight
4.11.202214:00-15:00Siwei Ju, Research Talk: Imitating and outperforming professional race driversB002
13.12.202213:00-15:30Alexander Cowen-Rivers, Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Pushing The Limits of Sample-Efficient Optimisation

See the talks you missed since May 15, 2020 or even talks prior to May 2020 for the many interesting talks of locals and visitors at IAS in the last couple of years.


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