Keep It Simple: Data-Efficient Learning for Controlling Complex Systems With Simple Models

  title={Keep It Simple: Data-Efficient Learning for Controlling Complex Systems With Simple Models},
  author={Thomas Power and Dmitry Berenson},
  journal={IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters},
When manipulating a novel object with complex dynamics, a state representation is not always available, for example, deformable objects. Learning both a representation and dynamics from observations requires large amounts of data. We propose Learned Visual Similarity Predictive Control (LVSPC), a novel method for data-efficient learning to control systems with complex dynamics and high-dimensional state spaces from images. LVSPC leverages a given simple model approximation from which image… 

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