I am a first-semester grad student in Robotics and have taken a course on machine learning for robotics. I am completely new to machine learning.
I am to select and execute a problem statement on my own as a part of the course. I have selected the following problem statement -
"Reinforcement learning for mapless navigation of mobile robots" based on this research. The goal is to develop a mapless motion planner which enables a robot to navigate by avoiding obstacles.
Since I am completely new to Machine learning and AI, I am not able to gauge whether the problem statement is challenging enough for a beginner to execute in a timeframe of 8 weeks? (given that I can dedicate around 6 hours a week)
I am planning to code in MATLAB since I am highly comfortable with MATLAB
Also, please leave any suggestions/ modifications to refine my approach and have a better understanding in this area.