Talk by Patrick van der Smagt

You are all cordially invited to the AMLab seminar on Thursday September 20 at 16:00 in C3.163 (FNWI, Amsterdam Science Park), where Patrick van der Smagt (Volkswagen AI Research) will give a talk titled “Latent optimal control”. Afterwards there are the usual drinks and snacks.

Abstract: Control of multidimensional systems typically relies on accurately engineered models. Breaking this requirement is problematic with neural networks, as their Gaussian data assumptions typically do not hold. In my talk I will demonstrate how this problem can be efficiently solved by combining latent variable models with specific type of optimal control. The theory is demonstrated on various simulated closed-loop control systems as well as on real hardware.