Jan 2021: Three papers accepted at ICLR, one on safe reinforcement learning, one on learning transferable skills for hierarchical planning, and one on differentiable physics and rendering simulators.
Dec 2020: Our paper on encouraging diversity in neural network ensembles was accepted at AAAI.
Jul 2020: Our work, led by collaborators Travis, Juan Camilo, Stefan and others, won the Best Paper Award in the RSS’20 Workshop on Self-Supervised Robot Learning.
Jul 2020: Two papers accepted at IROS. One on visual search and one on mobile manipulation.
Jun 2020: Florian co-organized the Debates on the Future of Robotics Research workshop at ICRA 2020.

research themes

autonomous robots for environmental monitoring

robots for scientific exploration

visual exploration

visual similarity search

contrastive representation learning

3d vision and perception

active sampling and information gathering

collaborative human-robot environmental monitoring

field robotics

machine learning for planning and control

vision-based imitation learning

bayesian inverse reinforcement learning

planning and control under uncertainty in cost and dynamics

shared human-robot autonomy

continual/lifelong learning for control

differentiable simulators

simulation-based inference

system identification

safe robot learning

safe exploration in reinforcement learning

physical adversarial examples in robotics

backwards reachability

robust control

safe system identification