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An Open-Source C++ Library for Robotics and Optimal Control
In progress, to appear until end of March/2017. Please contact mgiftthaler(at)ethz(dot)ch
RCARS: Robot-Centric Absolute Reference System
RCARS (Robot-Centric Absolute Reference System) is a ROS Metapackage that provides a lightweight and easy to use, visual inertial state estimation and/or motion capture system. It uses a Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) approach based on aritificual landmarks (“fiducials”) observed by a camera and inertial measurement data retrieved from an IMU. Yet, the system is still fast and easily integratable into existing systems.
Link to the source code:https://bitbucket.org/adrlab/rcars/
Link to datasets:http://www.adrl.ethz.ch/software/rcars/datasets
ROCK* Optimization Algorithm for Policy Learning
The ROCK* algorithm is a sampling-based nonlinear function optimizer which works with many classes of functions. The user should specify the initial search distribution (i.e. the mean and the covariance) then the algorithm finds a minimum of the function. We have shown the performance of ROCK* in very high dimensional systems (500 parameters) as well as low dimensional systems . It outperforms the state-of-the-art algorithm, CMA-ES, sometimes by an order of magnitude. It is also very simple to implement it to different systems and objective functions due to its black-box modeling of the system.
Link to the source code: ROCK* Example Implementation
 Jemin Hwangbo, Christian Gehring, Hannes Sommer, Roland Siegwart, Jonas Buchli (2014). ROCK⋆ - Efficient Black-box Optimization for Policy Learning. In Proceedings 2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots PDF
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