Roberto
Capobianco

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Roberto is a research scientist at Sony AI and external professor at Sapienza University of Rome. Previously, he was a research scientist at Cogitai and an assistant professor at Sapienza University of Rome, where he also received his Ph.D., under the supervision of Prof. Daniele Nardi. Roberto was a visiting Research Scholar at the Robotics Institute - Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA), under the supervision of Prof. J. Andrew Bagnell. He has been awarded a 3-years fellowship, a Research Starting Grant by Sapienza University of Rome, and a Robotics Fellowship in 2016 by AAAI. Roberto completed his MSc in AI and robotics in 2013, at Sapienza University of Rome, and his BSc in computer engineering at University of Pisa in 2011.

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“At Sony AI, I currently focus my research on reinforcement learning, including model-based approaches, and robot learning. I am also very interested in Explainable AI and Ethics. My long-term goal at Sony is to create ethical learning agents that can interact and communicate with humans in dynamic environments/domains, to empower their creativity and self-realization capabilities. At the same time, I really hope that through such empowered creativity we can better understand what intelligence really is.”

Publications

Planetary Environment Prediction Using Generative Modeling

AIAA SciTech Forum, 2022
Shrijit Singh*, Shreyansh Daftry*, Roberto Capobianco

Planetary rovers have a limited sensory horizon and operate in environments where limited information about the surrounding terrain is available. The rough and unknown nature of the terrain in planetary environments potentially leads to scenarios where the rover gets stuckan…

Tafl-ES: Exploring Evolution Strategies for Asymmetrical Board Games

AIxIA, 2021
Roberto Gallotta*, Roberto Capobianco

NeuroEvolution Strategies (NES) are a subclass of Evolution Strategies (ES). While their application to games and board games have been studied in the past [11], current state of the art in most of the games is still held by classic RL models, such as AlphaGo Zero [16]. This…

Blog

November 29, 2021 | Sony AI

Meet the Team : Lingjuan, Jerone and Roberto

What do privacy, pattern recognition, and percussion all have in common? They are concepts and creative endeavors that have inspired Sony AI team members Lingjuan, Jerone and Roberto. Read on to learn more about these three Sony…

What do privacy, pattern recognition, and percussion all have in common? They are concepts and creative endeavors that have insp…

March 3, 2021 | Sony AI

The Challenge to Create a Pandemic Simulator

The thing I like most about working at Sony AI is the quality of the projects we're working on, both for their scientific challenges and for their potential for improving the world. What could be more exciting than magnifying hu…

The thing I like most about working at Sony AI is the quality of the projects we're working on, both for their scientific challen…

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