Dr Petar Kormushev is a Lecturer (~Assistant Professor) in Robotics and Computing at the Dyson School of Design Engineering. He is also the founder and director of the Robot Intelligence Lab at Imperial College London. He holds a PhD in Computational Intelligence from Tokyo Institute of Technology, an MSc in Artificial Intelligence, an MSc in Bio- and Medical Informatics, and a BSc in Computer Science. Dr Kormushev is also an Academic Fellow of the Data Science Institute.
Dr Kormushev's research interests include machine learning and robot learning algorithms, especially reinforcement learning for intelligent robot behavior. His long-term goal is to create autonomous robots that can learn by themselves and adapt to dynamic environments. You can find details about his Research and Publications, as well as watch Videos from his research experiments with robots.
Robot Intelligence Lab: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/robot-intelligence/
Personal website: http://kormushev.com
PhD student openings are available for 2016-2017, on research topics related to robotics and machine learning. More information here.
You can find all my research videos at:
My participation in the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals in 2015 with the WALK-MAN robot
Online step replanning for a dynamically walking humanoid robot COMAN
Kinematic-free / Encoderless robot control of a Barrett WAM robot
Dr Kormushev has conducted research in robotics and machine learning within four FP7 European projects:
- WALK-MAN (Whole-body Adaptive Locomotion and Manipulation)
- PANDORA (Persistent Autonomy through learNing, aDaptation, Observation and Re-plAnning)
- STIFF-FLOP (STIFFness controllable Flexible and Learn-able Manipulator for surgical OPerations)
- AMARSI (Adaptive Modular Architectures for Rich Motor Skills)
During 2012-2015 he was a technical coordinator of two FP7 projects (PANDORA and STIFF-FLOP), and a co-chair of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Robot Learning. He has received a number of prestigious awards, including the 2013 John Atanasoff award from the President of Bulgaria. His PhD work was supported by a 4-year Japanese government research fellowship Monbukagakusho/MEXT.
et al., 2018, Learning to exploit passive compliance for energy-efficient gait generation on a compliant humanoid, Autonomous Robots, ISSN:0929-5593, Pages:1-17
et al., 2018, Time limits in reinforcement learning, International Conference on Machine Learning, Pages:4042-4051
Kormushev P, Demiris Y, Caldwell DG, 2015, Encoderless Position Control of a Two-Link Robot Manipulator, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE COMPUTER SOC, Pages:943-949, ISSN:1050-4729
Kormushev P, Demiris Y, Caldwell DG, 2015, Kinematic-free Position Control of a 2-DOF Planar Robot Arm, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE, Pages:5518-5525, ISSN:2153-0858
et al., 2015, Online Regeneration of Bipedal Walking Gait Pattern Optimizing Footstep Placement and Timing, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE, Pages:3352-3357, ISSN:2153-0858