Edgar Gonzalez Martinez

UC Santa Barbara
Mechanical Engineering

Modelling a Robotic Octopus Arm for Deep Reinforcement Learning

My research project revolves around the creation of an octopus arm in a simulation in order to explain, predict and fundamentally understand the movements of the octopus. To do this, I learned how to use the simulation program, Pybullet, in order to accurately simulate the behavior. I construct and edit the model in the URDF format. This fits with my mentor's research where my mentor then takes these models and runs analysis on them. My mentor uses Deep Reinforcement Learning to answer the above questions.

UC Santa Barbara Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships UCSB California NanoSystems Institute