The aim of the Rawseeds Project is to build benchmarking tools for robotic systems. This is done through the publication of a comprehensive, high-quality Benchmarking Toolkit composed of:
- high-quality multisensor datasets, with associated ground truth;
- Benchmark Problems based on the datasets;
- Benchmark Solutions for the problems.
The datasets are composed of raw sensor data. The Benchmark Problems include quantitative performance metrics that can be applied to the output of the Benchmark Solutions. Therefore, once they are put in the form of Benchmark Solutions, algorithms can be quantitatively assessed and compared.
Rawseeds’ Benchmarking Toolkit is mainly targeted at the problems of localization, mapping and SLAM in robotics; but its use is not limited to them. All the elements of Rawseeds’ Benchmarking Toolkit are freely downloadable from this website.
You can contribute to Rawseeds! Actually, this is a great way to give to your own algorithms and results the visibility they deserve. This is done by putting them in the form of Benchmark Solutions (don’t worry, it’s not a lot of work!) and submitting them for publication. Want to know more? Take a look here.
Questions? You can read the F.A.Q. to learn more. If you want, you can also contact us. Finally: please, take a look to our forum. It’s the place where Rawseeds users and contributors share their thoughts, discuss, or… have new ideas :-)
Rawseeds was funded by the European Commission within the Sixth Framework Programme, and its activities (i.e., the design and development of the Benchmarking Toolkit) have been successfully completed. Now is the time to extend and enhance the Toolkit with user contributions!