We are the People and Robots Teaching and Learning (PoRTaL) group at Cornell Computer Science.
We build everyday robots for everyday users.
Our mission is to make robots accessible, user-friendly and practical for everyday tasks from cooking to cleaning. To this end, our research focuses on imitation learning, decision making and human-robot interaction. We are passionate about both theory and algorithms that equip robots with skills to work with people.
If you are interested in joining our fantastic team, apply here!.
|May 22, 2023||Big plans for the summer with our new undergraduate researchers Max Pace, Atiksh Bhardwaj, Vivian Fan and Lisa Asriev!|
|May 8, 2023||We had an amaaazing end-of-semester social! HAL and DORA, for the first time ever, showed off how to collaboratively cook with our human user, Neha. Checkout the demo https://youtu.be/QYsRzu7b_iQ and behind the scenes!|
|May 3, 2023||Two very cool papers at ICML: The Virtue of Laziness in MBRL and IRL without RL. Reset distributions are back this summer!|
|May 1, 2023||Here’s a sneak peek of HAL and DORA getting ready to cook together with humans for the first time! This was a massive engineering effort combining the power of large language models, speech detection, visual imitation learning, motion capture, forecasting, model predictive control and more!|
|Apr 27, 2023||We had a blast showing off HAL at BOOM, back after 3 years at Cornell! Checkout pictures!|
|Feb 5, 2023||Welcome the newest PoRTaLites - David Wu, Prithwish Dan, Neha Sunkara, Gonzalo Gonzalez and Yash Sharma!|
|Jan 29, 2023||Kicking off the new year with new papers! Impossibly Good Experts and How to Follow Them at ICLR 2023, Guided Incremental Local Densification at ICRA 2023.|
|Dec 9, 2022||Thanks everyone for coming to PORTAL’s first holiday social! We had a blast showing you our wonderful robots, HAL and DORA, and our plans to take over the world ;)|
|Dec 6, 2022||HAL’s first autonomy run https://youtu.be/rlo8QWaPiC8! They grow so fast …|
|Nov 23, 2022||Unveiling our first robot HAL (Home Apprentice Learner)! Checkout how we are teaching HAL from demonstrations|