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Sinapov, Jivko

Jivko Sinapov received the Ph.D. degree in computer science and human-computer interaction from Iowa State University (ISU) in the Fall of 2013. While working towards his Ph.D. at ISU’s Developmental Robotics Lab, he developed novel methods for behavioral object exploration and multi-modal perception. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Texas Institute for Discovery, Education, and Science at UT Austin and a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Peter Stone at the Artificial Intelligence lab. His research interests include developmental robotics, computational perception, autonomous manipulation, and human-robot interaction. He is heavily involved in the Building-Wide Intelligence Project which aims to bring robots out of the labs and into human-inhabited environments.

 Recent Selected Publications:

Sinapov, J., Khante, P., Svetlik, M., and Stone, P. (2016).
Learning to Order Objects using Haptic and Proprioceptive Exploratory Behaviors
In proceedings of the 2016 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) [PDF] [Slides]

Thomason, J., Sinapov, J., Svetlik, M., Stone, P., and Mooney, R. (2016).
Learning Multi-Modal Grounded Linguistic Semantics by Playing I, Spy
In proceedings of the 2016 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) [PDF]

Sinapov, J., Narvekar, S., Leonetti, M. and Stone, P. (2015).
Learning Inter-Task Transferability in the Absence of Target Task Samples
In proceedings of the 2015 ACM Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), Istanbul, Turkey, May 4-8, 2015. [PDF]

Gori, I., Sinapov, J., Khante, P. and Stone, P. (2015).
Robot-Centric Activity Recognition 'in the Wild'
In proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR), Paris, France, Oct. 26-30, 2015. [PDF] [Slides]

Sinapov, J., Schenck, C., Staley, K., Sukhoy, V., and Stoytchev, A. (2014)
Grounding Semantic Categories in Behavioral Interactions: Experiments with 100 Objects.
Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 62, No. 5, pp. 632-645, May 2014. [Link]

Full list available at my google scholar page.