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Ongoing Project by Hlynur Davíð Hlynsson: Predicting Latent Space Representations for Planning

Planning  in  high-dimensional  space  remains  a  challenging  problem,  even  with recent advances in algori

thms and computational power. Our aim is to allow agents to form mental models of their environments for planning. Building on insights gained from knowledge distillation methods, we choose as our features the outputs of a pre-trained network, yielding a compressed representation of the current state. The representation is chosen such that it allows for fast search using classical graph search algorithms.  We display the effectiveness of our approach on a viewpoint-matching task using a modified best-first search algorithm.

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

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