ROCH-Risk-averse Optimal Control via Homotopy

Consortium: Riccardo Bonalli (Project Investigator), CNRS and Université Paris-Saclay; Brandon Amos; Alessio Iovine, CNRS and Université Paris-Saclay; Marco Pavone, NVIDIA and Stanford University.

Goal: this ANR JCJC project aims at developing both original learning techniques to design reliable control models and novel stochastic optimal control tools to tackle non-convex risk-averse stochastic optimal control problems. The ultimate objective is to leverage and combine such new methods to devise a reliable and scalable algorithm called ROCH, for efficient and safe-against-uncertainty deployment of autonomous systems in complex settings.