Akshara Rai

Akshara is a Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research, working at the intersection of machine learning and control. Her research aims at teaching robots to perform novel tasks in very few trials, by utilizing models, simulators, or data from previously learned tasks. She is focussed on bringing mobile robot platforms, in particular legged systems, to the real-world, by utilizing supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning along with control theory.

Akshara's Publications

March 09, 2021


Learning Generalizable Locomotion Skills with Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning

In this paper, we present a hierarchical framework that improves sample-efficiency and generalizability of learned locomotion skills on real-world robots.

Tianyu Li, Nathan Lambert, Roberto Calandra, Franziska Meier, Akshara Rai

March 09, 2021