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Talk about Behavior Trees

16 juni 2021 14:00 Zoom

Michele Colledanchise from IIT will give a talk about Behavior Trees. Michele is one of the Authors of THE book about Behavior Trees and is a leading researcher in the field. A free preprint of the book can be found under Behavior Trees are a modular formalism for modeling agents. It has gained increased attention in the robotics community, because it allows descriptive and reusable modeling of behavior with a visual representation. One of the primary use of Behavior Trees is defining fail-safe behavior via fallback.

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In this talk, I will present Behavior Trees, a task execution architecture with growing popularity in robotics, and their employment in robot behavior verification.

About the Presenter

Michele Colledanchise is a senior postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CRIS) with the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), working in Dr. Lorenzo Natale's group.

In April 2017, he received the Ph. D. in Computer Science from KTH, Sweden, supervised by Prof. Petter Ögren and Prof. Dimos V. Dimarogonas. In the Spring semester of 2016, he was a visiting scholar at the Control and Dynamical Systems lab of Caltech, supervised by Prof. Richard Murray, working on the NASA/JPL's Resilient Space Execute.

His principal interests lie in Behavior Trees, task planning under uncertainty, behavior verification, and software architectures with direct applications on robotics