Interactive Task Learning
At PARC, our scientists are interested in continuous learning through interaction. We develop systems that focus on enriching human-machine collaboration to make learning more efficient. Our interactive learning systems involve humans teaching machines (e.g., human demonstrations), machines teaching machines (e.g., interactive model building) and machines teaching humans (e.g., explaining learned models and their outputs). Current research focuses on improving learning by leveraging domain understanding, incorporating contextual information and human feedback, as well as modeling human perception and reasoning.
Our team’s expertise includes anomaly detection, human-in-the-loop learning, knowledge mining, incorporating physical model intelligence into learning, inverse reinforcement learning, deep learning, and statistical relational learning. We apply these competencies toward a diverse range of applications and technologies, including augmented reality assistance, consumer products, IoT analytics, healthcare, railroad fault diagnosis, transportation and cybersecurity.
Our work is centered around a series of Focus Areas that we believe are the future of science and technology.
We’re continually developing new technologies, many of which are available for Commercialization.
PARC scientists and staffers are active members and contributors to the science and technology communities.