Hersch, M., Guenter, F., Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2008)
Dynamical System Modulation for Robot Learning via Kinesthetic Demonstrations
IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 24:6, 1463-1467.


We present a system for robust robot skill acquisition from kinesthetic demonstrations. This system allows a robot to learn a simple goal-directed gesture, and correctly reproduce it despite changes in the initial conditions, and perturbations in the environment. It combines a dynamical system control approach with tools of statistical learning theory and provides a solution to the inverse kinematics problem, when dealing with a redundant manipulator. The system is validated on two experiments involving a humanoid robot: putting an object into a box, and reaching for and grasping an object.

Bibtex reference

  author="Hersch, M. and Guenter, F. and Calinon, S. and Billard, A.",
  title="Dynamical System Modulation for Robot Learning via Kinesthetic Demonstrations",
  journal="{IEEE} Trans. on Robotics",
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