Sarah Dean, 11-12 Feb 2020
Sarah Dean, a PhD student working with Ben Recht, will visit Caltech on 11-12 Feb 2020. If you would like to meet with her, please sign up for a slot below (using your IMSS credentials to log in). Please make sure to put the location where she should meet you.
Tuesday (11 Feb)
Wednesday (12 Feb)
Safe and Robust Perception-Based Control
Sarah Dean, UC Berkeley
Tue, 11 February, 4 pm
Machine learning provides a promising path to distill information from high dimensional sensors like cameras -- a fact that often serves as motivation for merging learning with control. This talk aims to provide rigorous guarantees for systems with such learned perception components in closed-loop. Our approach is comprised of characterizing uncertainty in perception and then designing a robust controller to account for these errors. We use a framework which handles uncertainties in an explicit way, allowing us to provide performance guarantees and illustrate how trade-offs arise from limitations of the training data. Throughout, I will motivate this work with the example of autonomous vehicles, including both simulated experiments and an implementation on a 1/10 scale autonomous car. Joint work with Aurelia Guy, Nikolai Matni, Ben Recht, Rohan Sinha, and Vickie Ye.