Welcome to the International Conference on Machine Learning 2013 Workshop on Robot Learning!


What new challenges does Robotics bring to Machine Learning, and how can existing Machine Learning techniques be used to advance the state of the art in Robotics? These are the questions this full day workshop will explore by bringing together researchers from both communities for a day of inspiring talks and heated discussion.

Although robots have become better and better at performing tasks autonomously, they are still deficient in crucial ways, especially when it comes to interacting and collaborating with their users. We think that machine learning can contribute significantly to bridging the gap between the robots and their users. We welcome contributions on improving robot capabilities that enable robots to seamlessly interact and collaborate with humans. We encourage submissions on related topics, including but not limited to:

  • Imitation Learning / Learning from Demonstration
  • Reinforcement Learning / Learning from Experience
  • Intent Prediction and Intnt Expression
  • Activity Recognition
  • Behavior and Motion Optimization
  • Game Theoretic Approaches for Collaboration
  • Natural (Language) Interfaces
  • Adaptation and Customization

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submissions: April 10th, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: April 30th 2013
  • Workshop: June 20th/21st, 2013

Venue: The 30th International Conference on Machine Learning (http://icml.cc/2013/)

Submission Instructins

Submitted papers should be up to 6 pages long (extended abstracts and preliminary result papers are welcome) and should follow the ICML format.

Each paper will be assigned two reviewers, who will evaluate the submission based on significance, relevance to the topic, technical quality and quality of evaluation.

Email your submissions to icml13workshop@gmail.com.

Workshop Format

This full-day workshop will be a blend of paper presentations, invited talks, panel discussions, break-out discussions, and a poster session. We expect to have three oral sessions, each with 30 minute invited talks, 5-10 minute contributed paper spotlights, and discussion on the theme of the session. The workshop will also feature a poster session for more in-depth exploration of the contributed papers; and a venue for small group discussions around the topics of the day.