Simulated Self-Driving Race Car

I collaborated with a top-notch team at Georgia Tech to create a method for a simulated car to learn how to effectively drive itself on a race track. Our team used a reinforcement learning technique called Relative Entropy Policy Search (REPS) to compute a function that would map road conditions to car control inputs. Over many iterations, this function produced car controls that resulted in faster and faster lap times. This resulted in an autonomous car that learned how to drive better over time on a simulated racetrack! We used The Open Source Race Car Simulator (TORCS) in our work.  See the code at https://github.com/pdrews/TORCSDriver and the .pdfs of the poster and paper below:

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