Li Lab hosts a SURF scholar: John Fodero from Pennsylvania State University in The GatorDrive Mini project with other labmates Rahul Sengupta, Shiv Rajora, and Yikai Mao (undergraduate).
John Fodero’s SURF experience
GatorPilot: Bayesian Deep Reinforcement Learning for Self-Driving Safety
GatorDrive Mini is a part of the GatorPilot project.
This video demonstrates the enhanced Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient algorithm (reference). A DDPG agent controls the steering angle of the car within TORCS car driving simulator. This DDPG agent outputs a continuous smooth steering angle decision, i.e., a steering angle that can vary between complete left and complete right, as well as acceleration and braking signals. With extensive training on a variety of track scenarios, we can see that the car can drive on new track scenarios at the near-human-level performance.