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Edward Johns

Edward Johns

At The Robot Learning Lab, we are developing advanced robots that are empowered by artificial intelligence, for assisting us all in everyday environments. Our research lies at the intersection of robotics, computer vision, and machine learning, and we are primarily studying robot manipulation: how robots can learn to physically interact with objects using their arms and hands. In particular, we are exploring imitation learning, deep reinforcement learning, and optimal control, all within the context of real-world robotics. Applications include domestic robots (e.g. tidying the home), manufacturing robots (e.g. assembling products in a factory), and warehouse robots (e.g. picking and placing from/into storage). The lab is led by Dr Edward Johns in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. Welcome!

Latest News

Below is a quick summary of the lab's work in 2021

New work on imitation learning published at ICRA 2021
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