Overview: Are the sceptics right? Limits and potentials of deep learning in robotics

Overview: Are the sceptics right? Limits and potentials of deep learning in robotics John McCormac discusses his takeaways from the RSS 2016 Workshop ‘Are the Sceptics Right? Limits and Potentials of Deep Learning in Robotics’ and highlights interesting themes and topics from the discussion. As a PhD student in the Dyson Robotics Lab at Imperial, I was delighted to be given the chance by my supervisors Professor Andy Davison and Dr Stefan Leutenegger to attend RSS 2016.  The conference began with an extremely interesting workshop on the role of Deep Learning in robotics.  This post is by no means an exhaustive overview of that workshop, but I hope to highlight some of the themes and topics of the discussion that I personally found most interesting. Larry Jackel, President of North C. preparing…


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