AI Driving Olympics (AI-DO)

Dates: May 20-22, 2019

Organized by:The Duckietown Foundation

Registration Period:April 1-May 1, 2019


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About the AI-DO

The Duckietown Foundation is excited to host the The AI Driving Olympics (AI-DO), a competition focused around AI for self-driving cars.

The first edition of the AI-DO took place in December 2018, at NeurIPS, the premiere machine learning conference, in Montréal. This is the first competition that will take place at a machine learning conference with real robots.

The second edition of AI-DO will take place in May 2019 in conjunction with the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2019.

The main purpose of the competition is to probe the frontier of the state of the art in machine learning in the interactive and embodied setting. 

Recent progress in Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and Reinforcement Learning has produced incredible results. This competition is designed to evaluate the real ability for these learning-based systems to control physical mobile robots. 

Competitors will have access to simulatorslogs, and a training track that will be available for testing during the conference ahead of the live competition. The entries that score best running on real Duckietowns will be compete during the live event.

Competition overview
Figure 1: Competition overview

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Important Dates for AI-DO at ICRA

Local evaluations and training in simulator: 
Get started right away and evaluate your algorithms locally
Feb 15, 2019
Submissions open:
Submit your algorithms to our challenges server and see how you place in the standings.
Apr 1, 2019
Challenge evaluation criteria finalized: 
Now that we’ve calibrated the rules and evaluation criteria to match the quality of the submissions you can fine tune your approach
Apr 15, 2019
Real Robot Evaluations: 
For those who do not have access to their own Duckiebot and Duckietown, we hope to provide opportunities for testing of algorithms through online submission and remote running on Duckietown “robotariums” in Zurich, Chicago, or Montreal.

*Note: The success of this process is dependant on the number or competitors and availability of robotarium volunteers. We thank you for your understanding.

May 1, 2019
Final testing opportunity in our demo Duckietown at ICRA:
 Test your submission on a Duckiebot ahead of the live competition
May 20-22, 2019
Live competition at ICRA: 
Come one come all to watch the final runs of the top ranking competitors
May 22, 2019 (afternoon)