Automated Driving

DiversityGAN: Diversity‑Aware Vehicle Motion Prediction via Latent Semantic Sampling

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TRI Authors: Stephen McGill, Jonathan DeCastro, Luke Fletcher, John Leonard, Guy Rosman

All Authors: Huang, Xin, Stephen McGill, Jonathan DeCastro, Luke Fletcher, John Leonard, Brian Williams, Guy Rosman

Vehicle trajectory prediction is crucial for autonomous driving and advanced driver assistant systems. While existing approaches may sample from a predicted distribution of vehicle trajectories, they lack the ability to explore it -- a key ability for evaluating safety from a planning and verification perspective. In this work, we devise a novel approach for generating realistic and diverse vehicle trajectories. We extend the generative adversarial network (GAN) framework with a low-dimensional approximate semantic space, and shape that space to capture semantics such as merging and turning. We sample from this space in a way that mimics the predicted distribution, but allows us to control coverage of semantically distinct outcomes. We validate our approach on a publicly available dataset and show results that achieve state-of-the-art prediction performance, while providing improved coverage of the space of predicted trajectory semantics. Read More

Citation: Huang, Xin, Stephen McGill, Jonathan DeCastro, Luke Fletcher, John Leonard, Brian Williams, Guy Rosman. "DiversityGAN: Diversity-Aware Vehicle Motion Prediction via Latent Semantic Sampling." Robotics and Automation Letters, with oral presentation to appear in IROS 2020.

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