Publications




SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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 Book Chapters




 Journal Papers




Conference Papers


  • H. Ravichandar*, S. R. Ahmadzadeh*, M. A. Rana, S. Chernova, "Skill Acquisition via Automated Multi-Coordinate Cost Balancing," In Proc. IEEE Intl Conf. on Robotics and Automation, (ICRA 2019), Montreal, Canada, pp. 7776--7782, 20-24 May, 2019.


  • M. A. Rana, , D. Chen, S. R. Ahmadzadeh, J. Williams, V. Chu, S. Chernova, "A Large-Scale Benchmark Study Investigating the Impact of User Experience, Task Complexity, and Start Configuration on Robot Skill Learning," NeuroIPS, Workshop on Imitation Learning and its Challenges in Robotics, Montreal, Canada, Dec. 7, 2018.
    [PDF][PDF][ILR][Bibtex]


  • M. A. Rana, M. Mukadam, S. R. Ahmadzadeh, S. Chernova, and B. Boots, "Learning Generalizable Robot Skills from Demonstrations in Cluttered Environments," In Proc.  IEEE/RSJ Intl Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018), Madrid, Spain, pp. 4655-4660, 1-5 Oct. 2018.
    [arXiv][PDF][Video][IEEE][Bibtex]


  • M. A. Rana, M. Mukadam, S. R. Ahmadzadeh, S. Chernova, and B. Boots, "Robot Skill Learning from Demonstrations in Cluttered Environments,Robotics: Science and System (RSS 2018), Workshop on Learning and Inference in Robotics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, June, 26-30 2018.
  • M. A. Rana, M. Mukadam, S. R. Ahmadzadeh, S. Chernova, and B. Boots, "Towards Robust Skill Generalization: Unifying Learning from Demonstration and Motion Planning,In Proc. 1st Annual Conference on Robot Learning (CORL 2017), in PMLR, Mountain View, CA, USA, 13-15 Nov. 2017.
    [selected for plenary presentation: 8% acceptance rate]


  • H. Lehmann, I. Keller, S. R. Ahmadzadeh, F. Broz, "Naturalistic Conversational Gaze Control for Humanoid Robots - A First Step,In Proc. International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2017), Tsukuba, Japan, pp. 526--535, 22-24 Nov. 2017.


  • M. A. Rana, M. Mukadam, S. R. Ahmadzadeh, S. Chernova and B. Boots, "Towards Robust Skill Generalization: Unifying LfD and Motion Planning,Robotics: Science and Systems  (RSS 2017), Workshop on (Empirically) Data-Driven Manipulation, Boston, MA, USA, pp. 1--3, 12-16, Jul. 2017.


  • M. A. Rana, M. Mukadam, S. R. Ahmadzadeh, S. Chernova and B. Boots, "Skill Generalization via Inference-Based Planning,Robotics: Science and Systems  (RSS 2017), Workshop on Mathematical Models, Algorithms, and Human-Robot Interaction, Boston, MA, USA, pp. 1--3, 12-16, Jul. 2017.


  • S. R. Ahmadzadeh, M. A. Rana, S. Chernova, "Generalized Cylinders for Learning, Reproduction, Generalization, and Refinement of Robot Skills,In Proc. Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2017), Boston, MA, USA, pp. 1--10, 12th-16th Jul. 2017.


  • H. Lehmann, F. Broz, S. R. Ahmadzadeh, A. Del Bue, L. Natale, G. Metta, "Social Gaze Behavior for Face to Face Human-Robot Interaction,In Proc. 9th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR 2016), Genoa, Italy, pp. 112-115, 29-30 Sept. 2016.


  • S. R. Ahmadzadeh, R. Kaushik, S. Chernova, "Trajectory Learning from Demonstration with Canal Surfaces: A Parameter-free Approach,In Proc. 16th IEEE-RAS Intl Conf. on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2016), Cancun, Mexico, pp. 544--549, 15-17 Nov. 2016.


  • S. R. Ahmadzadeh, S. Chernova, "Encoding Demonstrations and Learning New Trajectories using Canal Surfaces,In Proc. 25th Int. joint Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016), Workshop on Interactive Machine Learning: Connecting Humans and Machines, New York City, NY, USA, 9th-15th Jul. 2016.


  • S. R. Ahmadzadeh, S. Chernova, "A Geometric Approach for Encoding Demonstrations and Learning New Trajectories," In Proc. Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2016), Workshop on Planning for Human-Robot Interaction: Shared Autonomy and Collaborative Robotics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 18-22 Jun. 2016.


  • S. R. Ahmadzadeh, A. Paikan, F. Mastrogiovanni, L. Natale, P. Kormushev, D. G. Caldwell, "Learning Symbolic Representations of Actions from Human Demonstrations," In Proc. IEEE Intl Conf. on Robotics and Automation, (ICRA 2015), Seattle, WA, USA, pp. 3801--3808, 26-30 May 2015.


  • S. R. Ahmadzadeh, P. Kormushev, R. S. Jamisola Jr., and Darwin G. Caldwell, "Learning Reactive Robot Behavior for Autonomous Valve Turning,In Proc. 14th IEEE-RAS Intl Conf. on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2014), Madrid, Spain, pp. 366-373, 18-20 Nov. 2014.


Ph.D. Thesis

S.R. Ahmadzadeh"Robot Learning of Reactive and Visuospatial Skills," Ph.D. Thesis, University of Genoa and Learning and Interaction Group, Dept. Advanced Robotics, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genoa, Italy, Apr. 2015.

M.Sc. Thesis

S.R. Ahmadzadeh,  "Modal Approach to Modeling of Hyper-Redundant Robot Manipulators Dynamics and Design of Fuzzy Controller for the System," M.Sc. Thesis, Dept. Mechanical Eng., Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran, Jan. 2004.