Welcome to the PILCO web site

PILCO — Probabilistic Inference for Learning COntrol


The current release is version 0.9.

Download the code
Download the user manual


All videos can be found on the PILCO YouTube Channel

Cart-Pole Swing-Up with a Real System

Learning to Control a Robotic Manipulator

Throttle Valve Control in a Combustion Engine

Cart-Pole Double-Pendulum Swing-Up

Learning to Unicycle


  1. M. P. Deisenroth, D. Fox, and C. E. Rasmussen
    Gaussian Processes for Data-Efficient Learning in Robotics and Control
    IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2014
  2. M. P. Deisenroth and C. E. Rasmussen
    PILCO: A Model-based and Data-Efficient Approach to Policy Search
    International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2011
  3. M. P. Deisenroth, C. E. Rasmussen, and D. Fox
    Learning to Control a Low-Cost Manipulator Using Data-Efficient Reinforcement Learning
    Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2011
  4. B. Bischoff, D. Nguyen-Tuong, T. Koller, H. Markert, and A. Knoll
    Learning Throttle Valve Control Using Policy Search
    Proceedings of the European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML), 2013

Last modified: Thu Jul 18 10:29:44 BST 2013