This work presents an application of Reinforcement Learning (RL) for the complete control of real soccer robots of the IEEE Very Small Size Soccer (VSSS), a traditional league in the Latin American Robotics Competition (LARC). In the VSSS league, two teams of three small robots play against each other. We propose a simulated environment in which continuous or discrete control policies can be trained, and a Sim-to-Real method to allow using the obtained policies to control a robot in the real world. The results show that the learned policies display a broad repertoire of behaviors that are difficult to specify by hand. This approach, called VSSS-RL, was able to beat the human-designed policy for the striker of the team ranked 3rd place in the 2018 LARC, in 1-vs-1 matches.
- Pub Date:
- March 2020
- Computer Science - Machine Learning;
- Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence;
- Computer Science - Robotics;
- Statistics - Machine Learning
- LatinX in AI Research Workshop at NeurIPS 2019