Incremental online learning of objects for robots operating in real environments

Jose L. Part, Oliver Lemon

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Abstract

The ability of an object classifier to adapt to new data and incorporate new classes on the fly is of paramount importance for robots operating in the real world. This paper presents an approach for incremental online learning of real-world objects to be used by robots operating in real environments. We combined the representational power of Convolutional Neural Networks with the adaptability features of Self-Organizing Incremental Neural Networks. We evaluated our approach on the RGB-D Object Dataset in terms of classification accuracy and incremental learning of new classes. Our results show that whereas our method does not yet compete with the performance of state-of-the-art batch learning algorithms, it offers the important advantage of being able to adapt to new data and incorporate new classes on the fly. Finally, we aim at establishing a baseline on a publicly available dataset for comparing different approaches to realize online incremental learning in the context of robotics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob)
PublisherIEEE
Pages304-310
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538637159
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameJoint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Electronic)2161-9484

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Developmental Neuroscience

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    Part, J. L., & Lemon, O. (2018). Incremental online learning of objects for robots operating in real environments. In 7th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob) (pp. 304-310). (Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/DEVLRN.2017.8329822