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Integrated Benchmarking and Design for Reproducible and Accessible Evaluation of Robotic Agents [article]

Jacopo Tani and Andrea F. Daniele and Gianmarco Bernasconi and Amaury Camus and Aleksandar Petrov and Anthony Courchesne and Bhairav Mehta and Rohit Suri and Tomasz Zaluska and Matthew R. Walter and Emilio Frazzoli and Liam Paull and Andrea Censi
2020 arXiv   pre-print
As robotics matures and increases in complexity, it is more necessary than ever that robot autonomy research be reproducible.  ...  In this paper, we describe a new concept for reproducible robotics research that integrates development and benchmarking, so that reproducibility is obtained "by design" from the beginning of the research  ...  at ETH's Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (IDSC) who supported us.  ... 
arXiv:2009.04362v1 fatcat:z5mz7cvnv5cp5ehz5nciroqcwu

EUROPA: A Case Study for Teaching Sensors, Data Acquisition and Robotics via a ROS-Based Educational Robot

Georgios Karalekas, Stavros Vologiannidis, John Kalomiros
2020 Sensors  
In this paper EUROPA, an extensible, open software and open hardware robotic platform is presented focusing on teaching physics, sensors, data acquisition and robotics.  ...  Finally, an introductory STEM curriculum developed for EUROPA and applied in a class of high school students is presented.  ...  The Duckietown [36] is an open project proposed by a MIT team, intended for teaching robot autonomy or individual aspects of autonomous driving, like vision or nonlinear control, at a graduate or postgraduate  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20092469 pmid:32349247 fatcat:juu7zcixancoznkkkemdqvyinm

The AI Driving Olympics at NeurIPS 2018 [article]

Julian Zilly, Jacopo Tani, Breandan Considine, Bhairav Mehta, Andrea F. Daniele, Manfred Diaz, Gianmarco Bernasconi, Claudio Ruch, Jan Hakenberg, Florian Golemo, A. Kirsten Bowser, Matthew R. Walter, Ruslan Hristov (+4 others)
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Based on the simple and well specified autonomous driving and navigation environment called 'Duckietown', AI-DO includes a series of tasks of increasing complexity -- from simple lane-following to fleet  ...  For each task, we provide tools for competitors to use in the form of simulators, logs, code templates, baseline implementations and low-cost access to robotic hardware.  ...  We are grateful to Amazon AWS and Aptiv for their sponsorship and hands-on help that went into this competition.  ... 
arXiv:1903.02503v1 fatcat:udpe2g7ypjckppq65qgmcnb7ru

Teaching Autonomous Driving Using a Modular and Integrated Approach [article]

Jie Tang, Shaoshan Liu, Songwen Pei, Stephane Zuckerman, Chen Liu, Weisong Shi, Jean-Luc Gaudiot
2018 arXiv   pre-print
To verify this teaching approach, we present three case studies: an introductory class on autonomous driving for students with only a basic technology background; a new session in an existing embedded  ...  Then, once the students have understood these modules, the experimental platforms for integration we have developed allow the students to fully understand how the modules interact with each other.  ...  interest level and good performance.  ... 
arXiv:1802.09355v2 fatcat:wytimpx6wrcxpbuvke6m6pqnni

An Embarrassingly Pragmatic Introduction to Vision-based Autonomous Robots [article]

Marcos V. Conde
2021 arXiv   pre-print
the environment or scene, move, adapt its trajectory and perform its tasks (maintenance, exploration, etc.) without the need for human intervention.  ...  Developing an AI able to drive a car without human intervention and a small robot to deliver packages in the city may seem like different problems, nevertheless from the point of view of perception and  ...  Duckietown: An open, inexpensive and flexible platform for autonomy education and research. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pages 1497–1504, 2017.  ... 
arXiv:2112.05534v2 fatcat:3drhsxelvvdwvpsq5rvfpnukam

OpenBot: Turning Smartphones into Robots [article]

Matthias Müller, Vladlen Koltun
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We design a small electric vehicle that costs 50 and serves as a robot body for standard Android smartphones.  ...  We develop a software stack that allows smartphones to use this body for mobile operation and demonstrate that the system is sufficiently powerful to support advanced robotics workloads such as person  ...  Babinec, “irobot open, inexpensive and flexible platform for autonomy education and create used in education,” Journal of Mechanics Engineering and research,” in ICRA, 2017.  ... 
arXiv:2008.10631v2 fatcat:ip5ecko225g5xkaw33tudt42ka

Spoken Language Interaction with Robots: Research Issues and Recommendations, Report from the NSF Future Directions Workshop [article]

Matthew Marge, Carol Espy-Wilson, Nigel Ward
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Eighth, in addition to more research, we need more work on infrastructure and resources, including shareable software modules and internal interfaces, inexpensive hardware, baseline systems, and diverse  ...  The National Science Foundation accordingly convened a workshop, bringing together speech, language, and robotics researchers to discuss what needs to be done.  ...  Smith for illustrating the title page, Evan Jensen for improving the technical figures, and Amber Bennett-Groves for proofreading.  ... 
arXiv:2011.05533v1 fatcat:gm4e3fj6sjhstm62naqzetblgi