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  1. 1. Robotics Entrepreneurship Balaji Lakshmanan M.S by Research, CSE, IIT Madras (Robotics & Robot Learning) StartUp - Geeky Technology & Consulting ReacHeights Educational Training & Consulting
  2. 2. Outline <ul><ul><li>Robotics - How it all began? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergrad projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robots @ IIT Madras </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robotics - What can you do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stanford Entrepreneurship Summit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>StartUp – What can you do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Robotics – How it all began <ul><ul><li>Boys - Movie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robotics - Hot area for paper presentation </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Undergrad Projects <ul><ul><li>Robo Crane </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Human </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Humanoid Interface </li></ul>Undergrad Projects
  6. 6. Robotics @ IIT Madras <ul><ul><li>BEAM Robots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Robots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobo – Mobile Robotic Platform </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Problem Motivation <ul><ul><li>Observation on the Robots ? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Problem Motivation <ul><ul><li>Robots with different action capabilities - heterogeneous robots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One robot had solved a task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A second (different) robot needs to solve the same task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer knowledge from first robot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second robot learns to solve the task faster </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Background: Reinforcement Learning <ul><ul><li>Interacting with environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MDP {S, A, T, R} - Model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Task encoded in reward function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective - Maximize expected value of rewards received over time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy ( π ) - state to action mapping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q π (s, a) = E π { Σγ i r i | s 0 = s, a 0 = a} </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>γ Discount factor [0,1) , r i reward at step i </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What can you do? <ul><ul><li>Small projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Techfests & Competation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Year projects </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Enterpreneurship <ul><ul><li>Barcamp++ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Coffee Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Cell </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Stanford Summit (Read as US Trip) <ul><ul><li>Stanford ( Cal ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMU ( Pitts ) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. StartUp – What can you do? <ul><ul><li>Internship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final year project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the idea alive </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Q & A <ul><ul><li>www.balajil.com </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Thank You <ul><ul><li>“ What we think, we become ” - Buddha </li></ul></ul>

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