First International Workshop on LEarning and data Mining for Robotics (LEMIR 2009)

Sep 7, 2009 in conjunction with ECML/PKDD-2009

Flyer (pdf, txt), Proceedings in pdf

Submission page (closed) (Springer Verlag LNCS format <= 15 pages)


9:20- 9:30 Opening (Michèle Sebag and Einoshin Suzuki)
9:30-10:30 Invited talk (Chair: Shin Ando)
Controlling Humanoid Robots by means of Genetic Programming (Hitoshi Iba)
10:30-11:00 (coffee break)
11:00-12:00 3 presentations (Chair: Hitoshi Iba)
Quantification and Minimization of the Simulation-Reality-Gap on a BRIO(R) Labyrinth Game (Constantin Bergatt, Jan Hendrik Metzen, Elsa Kirchner, and Frank Kirchner)
Toward Using Symbolic Discovery in Designing Controllers of Autonomous Swarm Robots (Einoshin Suzuki, Shigeru Takano, and Hiroshi Hirai)
Robotics in Planetary Exploration (Lorenza Saitta, Attilio Giordana, and Ugo Galassi)
12:00-14:00 (lunch)
14:00-15:00 Invited talk (Chair: Kristian Kersting)
A Road Map for Motor Skill Learning (Jan Peters)
15:00-15:20 (coffee break)
15:20-16:00 2 presentations (Chair: Jan Peters)
Solving deterministic policy (PO)MDPs using Expectation-Maximisation and Antifreeze (Thomas Furmston and David Barber)
Robot Control Learning in Continuous State and Action Spaces using 2 Actors and 1 Critic (Victor Uc-Cetina and Hans-Dieter Burkhard) (no show)
16:00-17:00 Panel
Challenges of Machine Learning-based Autonomous Robotics (Chair: Michèle Sebag, Panelists: Jose L. Balcázar, Kristian Kersting, Jan Peters, Einoshin Suzuki)

Key Dates

Deadline for papers

June 15, 2009 (Extended)

Notification of the results

July 6, 2009 (Delayed. We apologize for this.)

Camera readies due

August 15, 2009 (9am JST)


Sep 7, 2009

This workshop, collocated with the 19th European Conference on Machine Learning and the 12th Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases in Bled, Slovenia, aims at fostering research in Machine Learning and Data Mining applied to Robotics. All contributions related to

are welcome. All contributions discussing issues such as: are equally welcome. Finally, all contributions related to are welcome.

Program Committee

Einoshin Suzuki


(Kyushu University, Japan)

Michèle Sebag


(CNRS & Université Paris-Sud, France)

Shin Ando

(Gunma University, Japan)

Jose L. Balcázar

(Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)

Aude Billard

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Nicolas Bredèche

(Université Paris-Sud, France)

João Gama

(University of Porto, Portugal)

Peter Grünwald

(CWI, Netherlands)

Hitoshi Iba

(University of Tokyo, Japan)

Kristian Kersting

(Fraunhofer IAIS & University of Bonn, Germany)

Jan Peters

(Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany)

Marc Schoenauer

(INRIA & Université Paris-Sud, France)

Marc Toussaint

(Technical University of Berlin, Germany)

Takashi Washio

(Osaka University, Japan)

Related links
JST-ANR project, SYMBRION project, PASCAL Network of Excellence

Japan Science and Technology Agency(JST), Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) PASCAL Network of Excellence