The BesMan Learning Platform for Automated Robot Skill Learning

Lisa Gutzeit; Alexander Fabisch; Marc Otto; Jan Hendrik Metzen; Jonas Hansen; Frank Kirchner; Elsa Andrea Kirchner

In: Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Vol. 5, Page 43, 5/2018.


We describe the BESMAN learning platform which allows learning robotic manipulation behavior. It is a stand-alone solution which can be combined with different robotic systems and applications. Behavior that is adaptive to task changes and different target platforms can be learned to solve unforeseen challenges and tasks, which can occur during deployment of a robot. The learning platform is composed of components that deal with preprocessing of human demonstrations, segmenting the demonstrated behavior into basic building blocks, imitation, refinement by means of reinforcement learning, and generalization to related tasks. The core components are evaluated in an empirical study with 10 participants with respect to automation level and time requirements. We show that most of the required steps for transferring skills from humans to robots can be automated and all steps can be performed in reasonable time allowing to apply the learning platform on demand.


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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence