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Synthetical Benchmarking of Service Robots: A First Effort on Domestic Mobile Platforms

  • Min ChengEmail author
  • Xiaoping Chen
  • Keke Tang
  • Feng Wu
  • Andras Kupcsik
  • Luca Iocchi
  • Yingfeng Chen
  • David Hsu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9513)

Abstract

Most of existing benchmarking tools for service robots are basically qualitative, in which a robot’s performance on a task is evaluated based on completion/incompletion of actions contained in the task. In the effort reported in this paper, we tried to implement a synthetical benchmarking system on domestic mobile platforms. Synthetical benchmarking consists of both qualitative and quantitative aspects, such as task completion, accuracy of task completions and efficiency of task completions, about performance of a robot. The system includes a set of algorithms for collecting, recording and analyzing measurement data from a MoCap system. It was used as the evaluator in a competition called the BSR challenge, in which 10 teams participated, at RoboCup 2015. The paper presents our motivations behind synthetical benchmarking, the design considerations on the synthetical benchmarking system, the realization of the competition as a comparative study on performance evaluation of domestic mobile platforms, and an analysis of the teams’ performance.

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Acknowledgments

A special thank is given to Intel China for its sponsorship of the BSR challenge and workshop. The authors from USTC are supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China under grants 60745002 and 61175057, as well as the USTC Key Direction Project. All authors are thankful for contributions from all collaborators who are not an author of the paper and all participants in the event.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Min Cheng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiaoping Chen
    • 1
  • Keke Tang
    • 1
  • Feng Wu
    • 1
  • Andras Kupcsik
    • 3
  • Luca Iocchi
    • 2
  • Yingfeng Chen
    • 1
  • David Hsu
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina
  2. 2.Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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