ERLARS 2011 - 4th International Workshop on
Evolutionary and Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Robot Systems

Please note: This page is about a past workshop. Please look at our main page for information on current and upcoming events.

Workshop Programme

Final Programme

Friday, December 9

This is the main workshop day, with scientific talks and discussions. Food will be provided on-site for registered participants.
9.15-9:45 Registration
9:45-10:05 Opening
10:05-11:00 Invited Talk: Reinforcement Learning and Real Robots: A Case of Structural Abstraction
by Lutz Frommberger
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 About the Transformation between Output and Weight Space in Neural Computation
by Jörn Fischer, Thomas Ihme and Andreas Knecht
11:45-12:15 Hierarchical Exhaustive Construction of Autonomously Learning Networks
awarded with Best Paper Award of ERLARS 2011
by Goren Gordon
12:15-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-13:30 An Application of Genetic Algorithms to Model Leg–Soil Interaction
by Malte Römmermann, Mohammed Ahmed, Lorenz Quack and Yohannes Kassahun
13:30-14:00 A Model of Head Direction Cells with Changing Preferred Head Direction
by Theocharis Kyriacou, John Butcher and Charles Day
14:00-14:30 Using CMA-ES with Local Models for Difficult Optimisation Problems
by Nils T Siebel and Sven Grünewald
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-15:30 Evolving Augmented Neural Networks in Compressed Parameter Space
by Yohannes Kassahun
15:30-approx. 16:15 Open Discussion
approx. 16:15 Closing

Saturday, December 10

On this day there will be a social programme for all interested participants. The actual programme is dependant on weather and preferences of our guests!


The ERLARS 2011 workshop takes place in Berlin, Germany on Friday/Saturday, December 9/10 2011 at the HTW University of Applied Sciences Berlin. This location is N52° 27' 19.2" E13° 31' 30.3" (N52.45533 E13.52507) [WGS]. Please follow the local signs or ask a member of the workshop staff for details.


Author of these pages: Nils T Siebel.
Last modified on Wed Mar 7 2012.
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