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Jens Kober
Position: PhD Student
Room no.: 238
Phone: +49 7071 601 548
Fax: +49 7071 601 552

Jens Kober is currently working towards a Ph.D. in the area of motor skill learning with a strong focus on learning motor primitives and on reinforcement learning.

Please refer to http://www.robot-learning.de/Member/JensKober for more details.

 

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2014
Books
Conference Papers
  • S. Manschitz, J. Kober, M. Gienger, J. Peters (2014). Learning to Unscrew a Light Bulb from Demonstrations In: Proceedings of ISR/ROBOTIK 2014, State: accepted
2013
Articles
Conference Papers
2012
Articles
Conference Papers
Theses
  • J. Kober (2012). Learning Motor Skills: From Algorithms to Robot Experiments Technische Universität Darmstadt
Contributions to books
  • J. Kober, J. Peters (2012). Reinforcement Learning in Robotics: A Survey In: Reinforcement Learning, (Ed) M Wiering and M Otterlo, 12, Springer, Berlin, Germany, 579-610
2011
Articles
Conference Papers
  • J. Kober, J. Peters (2011). Learning elementary movements jointly with a higher level task (Ed) Amato, N.M., IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 338-343 , ISBN: 978-1-61284-454-1, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011)
  • A. Boularias, J. Kober, J. Peters (2011). Relative Entropy Inverse Reinforcement Learning In: JMLR Workshop and Conference Proceedings Volume 15: AISTATS 2011, (Ed) Gordon, G. , D. Dunson, M. Dudík , MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, 182-189, Fourteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics
  • J. Kober, E. Oztop, J. Peters (2011). Reinforcement Learning to adjust Robot Movements to New Situations (Ed) Walsh, T., AAAI Press, Menlo Park, CA, USA, 2650-2655, ISBN: 978-1-57735-512-0, Twenty-Second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2011)
  • J. Peters, K. Mülling, J. Kober, D. Nguyen-Tuong, O. Kroemer (2011). Towards Motor Skill Learning for Robotics In: Robotics Research, (Ed) Pradalier, C. , R. Siegwart, G. Hirzinger, Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR 2009), Springer, Berlin, Germany, 469-482, ISBN: 978-3-642-19456-6, 14th International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR 2009)
  • J. Kober, E. Oztop, J. Peters (2011). Reinforcement Learning to adjust Robot Movements to New Situations In: Robotics: Science and Systems VI, (Ed) Matsuoka, Y. , H. F. Durrant-Whyte, J. Neira, Robotics: Science and Systems VI, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, 33-40, ISBN: 978-0-262-51681-5 , 2010 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS 2010)
2010
Articles
Talks
Conference Papers
  • K. Mülling, J. Kober, J. Peters (2010). Learning Table Tennis with a Mixture of Motor Primitives Proceedings of the 10th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2010), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 411-416, 10th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2010)
  • J. Kober, K. Mülling, O. Krömer, CH. Lampert, B. Schölkopf, J. Peters (2010). Movement Templates for Learning of Hitting and Batting Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010), IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 853-858, ISBN: 978-1-424-45038-1, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010)
  • K. Mülling, J. Kober, J. Peters (2010). Simulating Human Table Tennis with a Biomimetic Robot Setup In: From Animals to Animats 11, (Ed) Doncieux, S. , B. Girard, A. Guillot, J. Hallam, J.-A. Meyer, J.-B. Mouret, From Animals to Animats 11: Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB 2010), Springer, Berlin, Germany, 273-282, ISBN: 978-3-642-15193-4, 11th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB 2010)
  • K. Mülling, J. Kober, J. Peters (2010). A biomimetic approach to robot table tennis Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2010), IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 1921-1926, ISBN: 978-1-424-46675-7, 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2010)
  • J. Peters, K. Mülling, J. Kober (2010). Experiments with Motor Primitives to learn Table Tennis In: Experimental Robotics, (Ed) Khatib, O. , V. Kumar, G. Sukhatme, Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER 2010), Springer, Berlin, Germany, 1-13, ISBN: 978-3-642-28571-4, 12th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER 2010)
Contributions to books
  • J. Kober, B. Mohler, J. Peters (2010). Imitation and Reinforcement Learning for Motor Primitives with Perceptual Coupling In: From Motor Learning to Interaction Learning in Robots, (Ed) Sigaud, O. , J. Peters, Springer, Berlin, Germany, 209-225, ISBN: 978-3-642-05181-4
2009
Articles
Conference Papers
  • J. Kober, J. Peters (2009). Learning motor primitives for robotics Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2009), IEEE Service Center, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 2112-2118, ISBN: 978-1-4244-2788-8, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA ’09)
  • J. Kober, J. Peters (2009). Policy Search for Motor Primitives in Robotics In: Advances in neural information processing systems 21, (Ed) Koller, D. , D. Schuurmans, Y. Bengio, L. Bottou, Advances in neural information processing systems 21 : 22nd Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems 2008, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 849-856, ISBN: 978-1-605-60949-2, Twenty-Second Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2008)
  • J. Kober, J. Peters (2009). Learning new basic Movements for Robotics In: AMS 2009, (Ed) Dillmann, R. , J. Beyerer, C. Stiller, M. Zöllner, T. Gindele, Autonome Mobile Systeme 2009: 21. Fachgespräch, Springer, Berlin, Germany, 105-112, Autonome Mobile Systeme 2009
  • S. Chiappa, J. Kober, J. Peters (2009). Using Bayesian Dynamical Systems for Motion Template Libraries In: Advances in neural information processing systems 21, (Ed) Koller, D. , D. Schuurmans, Y. Bengio, L. Bottou, Advances in neural information processing systems 21 : 22nd Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems 2008, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 297-304, ISBN: 978-1-605-60949-2, Twenty-Second Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2008)
  • J. Peters, J. Kober (2009). Using reward-weighted imitation for robot Reinforcement Learning In: IEEE ADPRL 2009, Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning (IEEE ADPRL 2009), IEEE Service Center, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 226-232, 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning
  • M. Gomez Rodriguez, J. Kober, B. Schölkopf (2009). Denoising photographs using dark frames optimized by quadratic programming Proceedings of the First IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP 2009), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 1-9, ISBN: 978-1-4244-4534-9, First IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP 2009)
Talks
2008
Conference Papers
  • J. Kober, B. Mohler, J. Peters (2008). Learning Perceptual Coupling for Motor Primitives In: IROS 2008, Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2008), IEEE Service Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 834-839, 2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
  • J. Peters, J. Kober, D. Nguyen-Tuong (2008). Policy Learning: A Unified Perspective with Applications in Robotics In: EWRL 2008, (Ed) Girgin, S. , M. Loth, R. Munos, P. Preux, D. Ryabko, Recent Advances in Reinforcement Learning: 8th European Workshop (EWRL 2008), Springer, Berlin, Germany, 220-228, 8th European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning
Posters
  • J. Kober, J. Peters (2008). Reinforcement Learning of Perceptual Coupling for Motor Primitives 8th European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning for Robotics (EWRL 2008), 8, Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany, 16
Theses
  • J. Kober (2008). Reinforcement Learning for Motor Primitives University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany