Benchmarking in Developmental Robotics

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There is at present no standard benchmarking for assessing and comparing the various existing works in developmental robotics. Developmental robotics is more of a “basic science” research endeavour than mainstream robotics, which is more application focussed. For this reason benchmarking for developmental robotics will need a more scientific basis, rather than a specific application focus. The solution we propose is to benchmark developmental robotics efforts against human infant capabilities at various ages. The proposal here may allow the community to showcase their efforts by demonstration on common tasks, and so to enable the comparison of approaches. It may also provide an agenda of incremental targets for research in the field.




Guerin, F., & Rat-Fischer, L. (2020). Benchmarking in Developmental Robotics. In Cognitive Systems Monographs (Vol. 36, pp. 73–86). Springer Verlag.

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