Ales's picture Aleš Ude
ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories
Department of Brain Robot Interface
2-2-2 Hikaridai Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0288, Japan

E-mail: aude at
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Research interests

CB-i I have been collaborating with ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Department of Brain Robot Interface, in the area of humanoid robotics since I was a postdoc in the ERATO Kawato Dynamic Brain project. I am also associated with Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, where I am the head of Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics, and Robotics and the founder of Humanoid and Cognitive Robotics Lab.

My main research interests are in applying the results of the research on human motor control and perception to the creation of cognitive agents, such as for example humanoid robots. My research focuses on various issues in robot learning, especially imitation learning and learning by exploration, where I combine statistical learning techniques and reinforcement learning to increase the efficiency and autonomy of the acquisition of new sensorimotor behaviors. I am also interested in humanoid robot vision with the focus on learning object representations, object recognition, and foveated vision. Finally, I study mechanisms to integrate active perception and manipulation actions in robots that operate in natural environments.

Last update on August 31st, 2016.