Elena Corina Grigore

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6th Year PhD Student, Computer Science
My passion in research is to apply machine learning techniques to the field of robotics in order to create autonomous robots capable of learning useful behaviors in dynamic environments. In order to achieve the wide array of functionalities we want robots to have in the future, we need to come up with dependable learning techniques that make it possible for the robot learn from both the people it interacts with and its environment.


From this standpoint, I am interested in applying reinforcement learning techniques capable of mapping raw input (such as motion capture system data or camera images) to actions the robot should take at each level of a given task. Applying such techniques to continuous state and action spaces involves considerable challenges, especially when considering human-in-the-loop scenarios.

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In my free time, I am an avid salsa and tango dancer!