Thanard Kurutach

I am a PhD student in Berkeley AI Research ( BAIR ) at UC Berkeley, where I am co-advised by Prof. Stuart Russell and Prof. Pieter Abbeel. Previously, I received my bachelor's degrees in Math and EECS from MIT, where I was fortunate to research in CSAIL with Prof. Stefanie Jegelka and Prof. Leslie Kaelbling, and I have interned at Google Brain, EnergySage, National ICT Australia, and Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory.

My research interest is to develop algorithms that enable robots to efficiently solve complex decision-making problems using learning and planning.

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thanard [dot] kurutach [at] berkeley [dot] edu

Publications

rope Hallucinative Topological Memory for Zero-Shot Visual Planning
Kara Liu*, Thanard Kurutach*, Christine Tung, Pieter Abbeel, Aviv Tamar
Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2020
arxiv / code
rope Learning to Manipulate Deformable Objects without Demonstrations
Yilin Wu*, Wilson Yan*, Thanard Kurutach, Lerrel Pinto, Pieter Abbeel
Proceedings of the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2020
arxiv / website / video / code
rope Learning Robotic Manipulation through Visual Planning and Acting
Angelina Wang, Thanard Kurutach, Kara Liu, Pieter Abbeel, Aviv Tamar
Proceedings of the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2019
arxiv / website / poster / video / data
rope Learning Plannable Representation with Causal InfoGAN
Thanard Kurutach*, Aviv Tamar*, Ge Yang, Stuart Russell, Pieter Abbeel
Proceedings of Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2018
arxiv / website / poster / code
mujoco Model Ensemble Trust Region Policy Optimization
Thanard Kurutach, Ignasi Clavera, Yan Duan, Aviv Tamar, Pieter Abbeel
Proceedings of the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2018
arxiv / website / poster / code

ddpmm Object-based World Modeling in Semi-Static Environments with Dependent Dirichlet-Process Mixtures
Lawson Wong, Thanard Kurutach, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Tomás Lozano-Pérez
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2016
arxiv / poster
Talk

Teaching

CS188 - Fall 2018 (GSI, UC Berkeley)

6.036 - Spring 2016 (TA, MIT)

6.008 - Fall 2015 (TA, MIT)


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Last updated June 2020.