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We present SIM-FSVGD for learning robot dynamics from data. As opposed to traditional methods, SIM-FSVGD leverages low-fidelity physical priors, e.g., in the form of simulators, to regularize the training of neural network models. While learning accurate dynamics already in the low data regime, SIM-FSVGD scales and excels also when more data is available. We empirically show that learning with implicit physical priors results in accurate mean model estimation as well as precise uncertainty quantification. We demonstrate the effectiveness of SIM-FSVGD in bridging the sim-to-real gap on a high-performance RC racecar system. Using model-based RL, we demonstrate a highly dynamic parking maneuver with drifting, using less than half the data compared to the state of the art.
Bridging the Sim-to-Real Gap with Bayesian Inference J. Rothfuss*, B. Sukhija*, L. Treven*, F. Dörfler, S. Coros, A. KrauseIn arXiv preprint arXiv:2403.16644, 2024
Bibtex Entry:
  title={Bridging the Sim-to-Real Gap with Bayesian Inference},
  author={Rothfuss*, Jonas and Sukhija*, Bhavya and Treven*, Lenart and Dörfler, Florian and Coros, Stelian and Krause, Andreas},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:2403.16644},