Benchmarking in Developmental Robotics

Frank Guerin*, Lauriane Rat-Fischer

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


There is at present no standard benchmarking for assessing and comparing the various existing works in developmental robotics. Developmental robotics is more of a “basic science” research endeavour than mainstream robotics, which is more application focussed. For this reason benchmarking for developmental robotics will need a more scientific basis, rather than a specific application focus. The solution we propose is to benchmark developmental robotics efforts against human infant capabilities at various ages. The proposal here may allow the community to showcase their efforts by demonstration on common tasks, and so to enable the comparison of approaches. It may also provide an agenda of incremental targets for research in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetrics of Sensory Motor Coordination and Integration in Robots and Animals
EditorsFabio Bonsignorio, Elena Messina, Angel P. del Pobil, John Hallam
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030141264
ISBN (Print)9783030141240
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameCognitive Systems Monographs
ISSN (Print)1867-4925
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4933

Bibliographical note

Thanks to Norbert Krüger for comments on a draft.


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