Dr. Oier Mees (University of Freiburg) talks on Interactive Language Instructable Robot Learning at the the Physics Department
Dr. Oier Mees
Oier received his PhD in Computer Science in 2023 from the Freiburg University supervised by Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard. His research focuses on robot manipulation and deep learning, to enable machines to intelligently interact with both the physical world and humans, and improve themselves over time. Oier is particularly interested in scaling robot learning systems to autonomously acquire general-purpose knowledge that allows them to compose long-horizon tasks by following unconstrained language instructions. Oier has recently received the 2023 AI Newcomer award by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Informatics Society. His work CALVIN: A Benchmark for Language-conditioned Policy Learning for Long-horizon Robot Manipulation Tasks was recognized as the 2022 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Best Paper and the work Grounding Language with Visual Affordances over Unstructured Data has been nominated for the Best Paper Award in Robot Learning at ICRA 2023.