Alexa Arena: A User-Centric Interactive Platform for Embodied AI

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 36 (NeurIPS 2023) Datasets and Benchmarks Track

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Qiaozi Gao, Govind Thattai, Suhaila Shakiah, Xiaofeng Gao, Shreyas Pansare, Vasu Sharma, Gaurav Sukhatme, Hangjie Shi, Bofei Yang, Desheng Zhang, Lucy Hu, Karthika Arumugam, Shui Hu, Matthew Wen, Dinakar Guthy, Shunan Chung, Rohan Khanna, Osman Ipek, Leslie Ball, Kate Bland, Heather Rocker, Michael Johnston, Reza Ghanadan, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Prem Natarajan


We introduce Alexa Arena, a user-centric simulation platform to facilitate research in building assistive conversational embodied agents. Alexa Arena features multi-room layouts and an abundance of interactable objects. With user-friendly graphics and control mechanisms, the platform supports the development of gamified robotic tasks readily accessible to general human users, allowing high-efficiency data collection and EAI system evaluation. Along with the platform, we introduce a dialog-enabled task completion benchmark with online human evaluations.