Visual navigation is required for many robotics applications, ranging from mobile robotics for movement manipulation to automated driving. One of the visual navigation technologies that are often used is path planning. This method considers a way to find a valid configuration sequence to move from the starting point to the destination point. Deep reinforcement learning (DRL) provides a mapless trainable approach by integrating path planning, localization and image processing in a single module. Therefore the approach can be optimized for a specific environment. However, DRL-based navigation is mostly validated in a simple simulation environment with a size that is not too large. Therefore, we propose a new visual navigation architecture method using deep reinforcement learning. We have designed a realistic simulation framework that resembles a room's state with several models of goods in it. Agents in the simulator will carry out the learning process by applying deep reinforcement learning to path planning with the support of A2C network, LSTM and auxiliary tasks. We evaluated the agent's method in a simulation framework conducted 10 times, and each experiment was carried out in 1000 randomly generated environments. Training takes about 18 hours on a single GPU. The result is that in the broader simulation environment, our method has a success rate of 99.81% in finding the destination of a given image. These results make the proposed method can be applied to a broader environment and this approach can be used towards human-robot collaboration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIES 2022 - 2022 International Electronics Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationEnergy Development for Climate Change Solution and Clean Energy Transition, Proceeding
EditorsAndhik Ampuh Yunanto, Yanuar Risah Prayogi, Putu Agus Mahadi Putra, Hendhi Hermawan, Nailussa'ada Nailussa'ada, Maretha Ruswiansari, Mohamad Ridwan, Farida Gamar, Afifah Dwi Ramadhani, Weny Mistarika Rahmawati, Muhammad Rizani Rusli
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665489713
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event24th International Electronics Symposium, IES 2022 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 9 Aug 202211 Aug 2022

Publication series

NameIES 2022 - 2022 International Electronics Symposium: Energy Development for Climate Change Solution and Clean Energy Transition, Proceeding


Conference24th International Electronics Symposium, IES 2022


  • Deep reinforcement learning
  • path planning
  • vision-based navigation


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