GOAT-Bench: A Benchmark for Multi-Modal Lifelong Navigation

Mukul Khanna, Ram Ramrakhya, Gunjan Chhablani, Sriram Yenamandra, Theophile Gervet, Matthew Chang, Zsolt Kira, Devendra Singh Chaplot, Dhruv Batra, Roozbeh Mottaghi; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2024, pp. 16373-16383


The Embodied AI community has recently made significant strides in visual navigation tasks exploring targets from 3D coordinates objects language description and images. However these navigation models often handle only a single input modality as the target. With the progress achieved so far it is time to move towards universal navigation models capable of handling various goal types enabling more effective user interaction with robots. To facilitate this goal we propose GOAT-Bench a benchmark for the universal navigation task referred to as GO to AnyThing (GOAT). In this task the agent is directed to navigate to a sequence of targets specified by the category name language description or instance image in an open-vocabulary fashion. We benchmark monolithic RL and modular methods on the GOAT task analyzing their performance across modalities the role of explicit and implicit scene memories their robustness to noise in goal specifications and the impact of memory in lifelong scenarios.

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@InProceedings{Khanna_2024_CVPR, author = {Khanna, Mukul and Ramrakhya, Ram and Chhablani, Gunjan and Yenamandra, Sriram and Gervet, Theophile and Chang, Matthew and Kira, Zsolt and Chaplot, Devendra Singh and Batra, Dhruv and Mottaghi, Roozbeh}, title = {GOAT-Bench: A Benchmark for Multi-Modal Lifelong Navigation}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2024}, pages = {16373-16383} }