Max Argus

Max Argus
University of Freiburg | Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg · Department of Computer Science

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The key to out-of-distribution detection is density estimation of the in-distribution data or of its feature representations. While good parametric solutions to this problem exist for well curated classification data, these are less suitable for complex domains, such as semantic segmentation. In this paper, we show that a k-Nearest-Neighbors approa...
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Visual Servoing has been effectively used to move a robot into specific target locations or to track a recorded demonstration. It does not require manual programming, but it is typically limited to settings where one demonstration maps to one environment state. We propose a modular approach to extend visual servoing to scenarios with multiple demon...
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This work presents improvements in monocular hand shape estimation by building on top of recent advances in unsupervised learning. We extend momentum contrastive learning and contribute a structured collection of hand images, well suited for visual representation learning, which we call HanCo. We find that the representation learned by established...
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Visual domain randomization in simulated environments is a widely used method to transfer policies trained in simulation to real robots. However, domain randomization and augmentation hamper the training of a policy. As reinforcement learning struggles with a noisy training signal, this additional nuisance can drastically impede training. For diffi...
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This work presents improvements in monocular hand shape estimation by building on top of recent advances in unsupervised learning. We extend momentum contrastive learning and contribute a structured collection of hand images, well suited for visual representation learning, which we call HanCo. We find that the representation learned by established...
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One-shot imitation is the vision of robot programming from a single demonstration, rather than by tedious construction of computer code. We present a practical method for realizing one-shot imitation for manipulation tasks, exploiting modern learning-based optical flow to perform real-time visual servoing. Our approach, which we call FlowControl, c...
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In this paper, we present a network architecture for video generation that models spatio-temporal consistency without resorting to costly 3D architectures. In particular, we elaborate on the components of noise generation, sequence generation, and frame generation. The architecture facilitates the information exchange between neighboring time point...
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We propose Adaptive Curriculum Generation from Demonstrations (ACGD) for reinforcement learning in the presence of sparse rewards. Rather than designing shaped reward functions, ACGD adaptively sets the appropriate task difficulty for the learner by controlling where to sample from the demonstration trajectories and which set of simulation paramete...
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. While COPD diagnosis is based on lung function tests, early stages and progression of different aspects of the disease can be visible and quantitatively assessed on computed tomography (CT) scans. Many studies have been published that quantify imaging biomar...
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Estimating 3D hand pose from single RGB images is a highly ambiguous problem that relies on an unbiased training dataset. In this paper, we analyze cross-dataset generalization when training on existing datasets. We find that approaches perform well on the datasets they are trained on, but do not generalize to other datasets or in-the-wild scenario...
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Off-policy Temporal Difference (TD) learning methods, when combined with function approximators, suffer from the risk of divergence, a phenomenon known as the deadly triad. It has long been noted that some feature representations work better than others. In this paper we investigate how feature normalization can prevent divergence and improve train...
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Reinforcement learning, driven by reward, addresses tasks by optimizing policies for expected return. Need the supervision be so narrow? Reward is delayed and sparse for many tasks, so we argue that reward alone is a difficult and impoverished signal for end-to-end optimization. To augment reward, we consider a range of self-supervised tasks that i...
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This paper presents an approach for computing power grasps for hands with kinematic structure similar to the human hand, which allows the implementation of strategies inspired in human grasping actions. The proposed method first samples the object surface to look for the best spots for creating an opposing grasp with two or three fingers, and then...

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