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[robotics-worldwide] [software] robotbenchmark update

Olivier Michel
On August 18th, 2017, Cyberbotics Ltd. launched
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__robotbenchmark.net&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q40PhP_5F-4TWr6LVUySA1R2mFpmI7lQuEn5tYVlMgE&s=EMMqhEsU3yJv4a3gKfXEBJ5qRWBqR--_crs0Orua2RE&e= to allow everyone to program simulated robots
online on a series of 8 classic robotics benchmarks.

Since then, the site received several hundreds of user submissions
improving the Python robot controllers on the proposed benchmarks.

Shortly after the initial release, two new benchmarks were added:

- Pit escape: Program a BB-8 robot lost in a sand desert to climb out of
a pit as quickly as possible.
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__robotbenchmark.net_benchmark_pit-5Fescape_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q40PhP_5F-4TWr6LVUySA1R2mFpmI7lQuEn5tYVlMgE&s=JAI9ncr6ufjxI6A7-kJy4-iB3aCHFpd8rZvqgC_uMAo&e=
- Pick and place: Program a youBot mobile manipulator robot to pick and
place a cube as quickly as
possible.https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__robotbenchmark.net_benchmark_pick-5Fand-5Fplace_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q40PhP_5F-4TWr6LVUySA1R2mFpmI7lQuEn5tYVlMgE&s=-r_MQa8o1DfbsluEfEe6GfdMflfp8rhDFwpfIZMhr9U&e=

The update released today adds two new benchmarks:

- Obstacle avoidance: Program a Thymio II robot to cross a classroom
filled with obstacles as quickly as possible.
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__robotbenchmark.net_benchmark_obstacle-5Favoidance_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q40PhP_5F-4TWr6LVUySA1R2mFpmI7lQuEn5tYVlMgE&s=lbEY790glbzSuQx_yPBOB_CcVJjv-IhibI8kN4iNFbg&e=
- Highway driving: Program a Lincoln MKZ autonomous car to drive as fast
as possible on a crowded
highway.https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__robotbenchmark.net_benchmark_highway-5Fdriving_&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q40PhP_5F-4TWr6LVUySA1R2mFpmI7lQuEn5tYVlMgE&s=yqLhnRtYrk6gsFNXreyPLYh3YJBrchLRmkmT_Rg7BnQ&e=

Moreover, visitors can now run the robot controllers of others to see
how well they perform and to assess their performance with an averaged
performance value. Because most benchmarks are not deterministic (they
rely on random configurations, noisy sensor data, random events, etc.
like in real life), running the same benchmark twice may lead to
different performance results. Each evaluation launched by a visitor
actually contributes to compute a precise average performance for a
specific robot controller.

So, we encourage everybody interested in robot programming to visit
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__robotbenchmark.net&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q40PhP_5F-4TWr6LVUySA1R2mFpmI7lQuEn5tYVlMgE&s=EMMqhEsU3yJv4a3gKfXEBJ5qRWBqR--_crs0Orua2RE&e=, assess the performance of the best robot
controllers and challenge them to provide even better solutions.

-Olivier Michel
Cyberbotics Ltd., CEO

PS: If you already visited robotbenchmark, we would appreciate if you
could help us by completing this short survey:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.esurveyspro.com_Survey.aspx-3Fid-3Dab1eacd7-2D637c-2D4f50-2D9df9-2D9580669adef7&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Q40PhP_5F-4TWr6LVUySA1R2mFpmI7lQuEn5tYVlMgE&s=_WZnIUxfM9qfYiDGkEXeFg29XwcQGNhwwqgw9Jp0WGw&e=

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