Learning while preventing mechanical failure due to random motions

@article{Meijdam2013LearningWP,
  title={Learning while preventing mechanical failure due to random motions},
  author={Hendrik Jan Meijdam and M. Plooij and W. Caarls},
  journal={2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems},
  year={2013},
  pages={182-187}
}
Learning can be used to optimize robot motions to new situations. Learning motions can cause high frequency random motions in the exploration phase and can cause failure before the motion is learned. The mean time between failures (MTBF) of a robot can be predicted while it is performing these motions. The predicted MTBF in the exploration phase can be increased by filtering actions or possible actions of the algorithm. We investigated five algorithms that apply this filtering in various ways… Expand
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