Research using Duckietown


We designed Duckietown also as an inexpensive research platform for studying autonomy in complex systems.

Value proposition

We provide a baseline implementation for you to be able to rapidly and easily test your algorithms on real physical hardware.

  • Convenience: You can only change the part that interests you and use the rest of the baselines to have a fully functional system.
  • Reproducibility: Your research has a high impact since it uses a standard platform that others can easily replicate. For maximum impact, compete in an AI Driving Olympics (AI-DO).

Tools for research

  • Imitation learning template
  • Reinforcement learning template
  • Database of Duckiebot driving logs
  • Duckiebot driving simulator
  • Modularized code (ROS baseline template)
  • Low cost, standardized robot + environment

Current users

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