Kevin Zakka

Hey there! I'm a CS PhD student at UC Berkeley, where I am advised by Pieter Abbeel. My research lies at the intersection of robotics and machine learning.

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Some recent highlights from my research:

RoboPianist: Dexterous Piano Playing with Deep Reinforcement Learning

Kevin Zakka, Philipp Wu, Laura Smith, Nimrod Gileadi, Taylor Howell, Xue Bin Peng, Sumeet Singh, Yuval Tassa, Pete Florence, Andy Zeng, Pieter Abbeel
Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), 2023
Webpage  •   PDF  •   Code  •   Colab  •   Demo

XIRL: Cross-Embodiment Inverse Reinforcement Learning

Kevin Zakka, Andy Zeng, Pete Florence, Jonathan Tompson, Jeannette Bohg, Debidatta Dwibedi
Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) 2021
★ Best Paper Award Finalist, CoRL ★
Webpage  •   PDF  •   Code  •   Benchmark  •   Google AI Blog

Form2Fit: Learning Shape Priors for Generalizable Assembly from Disassembly

Kevin Zakka, Andy Zeng, Johnny Lee, Shuran Song
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2020
★ Best Paper in Automation Award Finalist, ICRA ★
Webpage  •   PDF  •   Code  •   Google AI Blog  •   VentureBeat  •   2 Minute Papers