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Image of the project Rawseeds
Short Description: Building a Benchmarking Toolkit for robotics
Tutor: MatteoMatteucci (matteo.matteucci@polimi.it), GiulioFontana (giulio.fontana@polimi.it)
Research Area: Robotics
Research Topic:
Start: 2006/11/01
End: 2009/04/30
Status: Closed

Part 1: project profile

Project name

Rawseeds, or Robotics Advancement through Web-publishing of Sensorial and Elaborated Extensive Data Sets. Rawseeds has been funded by the European Union's 6th Framework Programme.

Project short description

Rawseeds built and published a high-quality Benchmarking Toolkit for robotics composed of:

  • high-quality data sets, obtained by exploring indoor and outdoor environments with suitably equipped mobile robots;
  • problems (called Benchmark Problems or BPs) defined on the above datasets, each of which includes methodologies to evaluate the performance of any algorithm used to solve the problem;
  • algorithms (called Benchmark Solutions or BSs) that solve the BPs, along with their output when applied to the associated problems and with the results of the evaluation of such output using the methodologies defined in the BP.

Rawseeds' BPs and BSs are mainly focused towards the problems of localization, mapping and SLAM (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping) in robotics. As a whole, they are called Rawseeds' Benchmarking Toolkit because they can be used to assess and compare algorithms.

Internet site(s)

You can learn more (and download everything that Rawseeds has produced until now) from the official website of the project, here: http://www.rawseeds.org. Through the website you can also upload your own Benchmark Solutions.

Other people involved


No students have been involved in this project.


The Rawseeds project was coordinated by Politecnico di Milano. Its other partners are:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany (Institut für Informatik)

Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain (Depto. Informática e Ingeniería de Sistemas)

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy (I.R.A. Laboratory)

Laboratory work and risk analysis

Laboratory work for this project will be mainly performed at AIRLab/Lambrate. It will include significant amounts of mechanical work and little electrical and electronic activity. Potentially risky activities are the following:

  • Use of mechanical tools. Standard safety measures described in Safety norms will be followed.
  • Use of soldering iron. Standard safety measures described in Safety norms will be followed.
  • Transportation of heavy loads (e.g. robots). Standard safety measures described in Safety norms will be followed.
  • Robot testing. Standard safety measures described in Safety norms will be followed.

Part 2: project description

Please refer to http://rawseeds.org for details, results, and everything else.