Pedro Amaral

Unsupervised Feature Learning for Object Recognition

My research this summer focuses on object recognition for robotics. The goal is to have a robot be able to look at several objects and be able to not only identify each object, but also figure out how each is positioned. I will apply deep learning algorithms that have proven useful in other vision tasks to this problem.

Message to Sponsor

SURF has given the opportunity for me to try intensive research this summer. As someone who is considering graduate school, this will be an invaluable experience in helping me make that decision. And most importantly I get to spend the summer working on fun and interesting projects!
  • Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Sponsor: Rose Hills Foundation
  • Mentor: Pieter Abbeel, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science