(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) MIPT team won the MineRL competition with a score considerably ahead of the other contestants. More than 40 teams from around the world participated in the competition. The team proposed a new method for reinforcement learning with demonstrations, which enables rapidly and efficiently solving hierarchical problems in the Minecraft game environment, namely, searching for resources and crafting new tools. The developed algorithms can be used in autonomous mobile robots and manipulator robots. The contest took place during the Neural Information Processing Systems 2019 international conference.
Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/miop-asf122019.php