ADAPS: Autonomous Driving Via Principled Simulations.


Autonomous driving has gained significant advancements in recent years. However, obtaining a robust control policy for driving remains challenging as it requires training data from a variety of scenarios, including rare situations (e.g., accidents), an effective policy architecture, and an efficient learning mechanism. We propose ADAPS for producing robust control policies for autonomous vehicles. ADAPS consists of two simulation platforms in generating and analyzing accidents to automatically produce labeled training data, and a memoryenabled hierarchical control policy. Additionally, ADAPS offers a more efficient online learning mechanism that reduces the number of iterations required in learning compared to existing methods such as DAGGER. We present both theoretical and experimental results. The latter are produced in simulated environments, where qualitative and quantitative results are generated to demonstrate the benefits of ADAPS.


ADAPS: Autonomous Driving Via Principled Simulations, ICRA 2019.
Weizi Li, David Wolinski, and Ming C. Lin.

  author = {Weizi Li and David Wolinski and Ming C. Lin},
  title = {ADAPS: Autonomous Driving Via Principled Simulations},
  booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},