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Habitat Lab

Habitat Lab is a modular high-level library for end-to-end development in embodied AI -- defining embodied AI tasks (e.g. navigation, instruction following, question answering), configuring embodied agents (physical form, sensors, capabilities), training these agents (via imitation or reinforcement learning, or no learning at all as in classical SLAM), and benchmarking their performance on the defined tasks using standard metrics.

Habitat Lab currently uses Habitat-Sim as the core simulator, but is designed with a modular abstraction for the simulator backend to maintain compatibility over multiple simulators. For documentation refer here.

We also have a dev slack channel, please follow this link to get added to the channel. If you want to contribute PRs or face issues with habitat please reach out to us either through github issues or slack channel.

Habitat Demo


Table of contents

  1. Motivation
  2. Citing Habitat
  3. Installation
  4. Example
  5. Documentation
  6. Docker Setup
  7. Details
  8. Data
  9. Baselines
  10. License
  11. Acknowledgments
  12. References

Motivation

While there has been significant progress in the vision and language communities thanks to recent advances in deep representations, we believe there is a growing disconnect between ‘internet AI’ and embodied AI. The focus of the former is pattern recognition in images, videos, and text on datasets typically curated from the internet. The focus of the latter is to enable action by an embodied agent in an environment (e.g. a robot). This brings to the forefront issues of active perception, long-term planning, learning from interaction, and holding a dialog grounded in an environment.

To this end, we aim to standardize the entire ‘software stack’ for training embodied agents – scanning the world and creating highly photorealistic 3D assets, developing the next generation of highly efficient and parallelizable simulators, specifying embodied AI tasks that enable us to benchmark scientific progress, and releasing modular high-level libraries to train and deploy embodied agents.

Citing Habitat

If you use the Habitat platform in your research, please cite the following paper:

@inproceedings{habitat19iccv,
  title     =     {Habitat: {A} {P}latform for {E}mbodied {AI} {R}esearch},
  author    =     {Manolis Savva and Abhishek Kadian and Oleksandr Maksymets and Yili Zhao and Erik Wijmans and Bhavana Jain and Julian Straub and Jia Liu and Vladlen Koltun and Jitendra Malik and Devi Parikh and Dhruv Batra},
  booktitle =     {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
  year      =     {2019}
}

Installation

  1. Clone a stable version from the github repository and install habitat-lab using the commands below. Note that python>=3.6 is required for working with habitat-lab. All the development and testing was done using python3.6. Please use 3.6 to avoid possible issues.

    git clone --branch stable https://github.com/facebookresearch/habitat-lab.git
    cd habitat-lab
    pip install -e .

    The command above will install only core of Habitat Lab. To include habitat_baselines along with all additional requirements, use the command below instead:

    git clone --branch stable https://github.com/facebookresearch/habitat-lab.git
    cd habitat-lab
    pip install -r requirements.txt
    python setup.py develop --all # install habitat and habitat_baselines
  2. Install habitat-sim from github repo.

  3. Download the test scenes data and extract data folder in zip to habitat-lab/data/ where habitat-lab/ is the github repository folder.

  4. Run the example script python examples/example.py which in the end should print out number of steps agent took inside an environment (eg: Episode finished after 2 steps.). To verify that tests pass run python setup.py test which should print out a log about passed, skipped and failed tests.

  5. Run python examples/benchmark.py to evaluate a forward only agent in a test environment downloaded in step-3.

Example

Example code-snippet which uses tasks/pointnav.yaml for configuration of task and agent.

import habitat

# Load embodied AI task (PointNav) and a pre-specified virtual robot
env = habitat.Env(
    config=habitat.get_config("configs/tasks/pointnav.yaml")
)

observations = env.reset()

# Step through environment with random actions
while not env.episode_over:
    observations = env.step(env.action_space.sample())

See examples/register_new_sensors_and_measures.py for an example of how to extend habitat-lab from outside the source code

Documentation

Habitat Lab documentation is available here.

For example, see this page for a quickstart example.

Docker Setup

We also provide a docker setup for habitat. This works on machines with an NVIDIA GPU and requires users to install nvidia-docker. The following Dockerfile was used to build the habitat docker. To setup the habitat stack using docker follow the below steps:

  1. Pull the habitat docker image: docker pull fairembodied/habitat:latest

  2. Start an interactive bash session inside the habitat docker: docker run --runtime=nvidia -it fairhabitat/habitat:v1

  3. Activate the habitat conda environment: source activate habitat

  4. Benchmark a forward only agent on the test scenes data: cd habitat-api; python examples/benchmark.py. This should print out an output like:

2019-02-25 02:39:48,680 initializing sim Sim-v0
2019-02-25 02:39:49,655 initializing task Nav-v0
spl: 0.000

Details

An important objective of Habitat Lab is to make it easy for users to set up a variety of embodied agent tasks in 3D environments. The process of setting up a task involves using environment information provided by the simulator, connecting the information with a dataset (e.g. PointGoal targets, or question and answer pairs for Embodied QA) and providing observations which can be used by the agents. Keeping this primary objective in mind the core API defines the following key concepts as abstractions that can be extended:

  • Env: the fundamental environment concept for Habitat. All the information needed for working on embodied tasks with a simulator is abstracted inside an Env. This class acts as a base for other derived environment classes. Env consists of three major components: a Simulator, a Dataset (containing Episodes), and a Task, and it serves to connects all these three components together.

  • Dataset: contains a list of task-specific episodes from a particular data split and additional dataset-wide information. Handles loading and saving of a dataset to disk, getting a list of scenes, and getting a list of episodes for a particular scene.

  • Episode: a class for episode specification that includes the initial position and orientation of an Agent, a scene id, a goal position and optionally shortest paths to the goal. An episode is a description of one task instance for the agent.

teaser results

Architecture of Habitat Lab

  • Task: this class builds on top of the simulator and dataset. The criteria of episode termination and measures of success are provided by the Task.

  • Sensor: a generalization of the physical Sensor concept provided by a Simulator, with the capability to provide Task-specific Observation data in a specified format.

  • Observation: data representing an observation from a Sensor. This can correspond to physical sensors on an Agent (e.g. RGB, depth, semantic segmentation masks, collision sensors) or more abstract sensors such as the current agent state.

Note that the core functionality defines fundamental building blocks such as the API for interacting with the simulator backend, and receiving observations through Sensors. Concrete simulation backends, 3D datasets, and embodied agent baselines are implemented on top of the core API.

Data

To make things easier we expect data folder of particular structure or symlink presented in habitat-lab working directory.

Scenes datasets

Scenes models Extract path Archive size
Gibson data/scene_datasets/gibson/{scene}.glb 1.5 GB
MatterPort3D data/scene_datasets/mp3d/{scene}/{scene}.glb 15 GB

Matterport3D

The full Matterport3D (MP3D) dataset for use with Habitat can be downloaded using the official Matterport3D download script as follows: python download_mp.py --task habitat -o data/scene_datasets/mp3d/. You only need the habitat zip archive and not the entire Matterport3D dataset. Note that this download script requires python 2.7 to run. Extract the matterport data to data/scene_datasets/mp3d.

Gibson

Download the Habitat related Gibson dataset following the instructions here. After downloading extract the dataset to folder habitat-lab/data/scene_datasets/gibson/ folder (this folder should contain the .glb files from Gibson).

Task datasets

Task Scenes Link Extract path Config to use Archive size
Point goal navigation Gibson pointnav_gibson_v1.zip data/datasets/pointnav/gibson/v1/ datasets/pointnav/gibson.yaml 385 MB
Point goal navigation corresponding to Sim2LoCoBot experiment configuration Gibson pointnav_gibson_v2.zip data/datasets/pointnav/gibson/v2/ datasets/pointnav/gibson_v2.yaml 274 MB
Point goal navigation MatterPort3D pointnav_mp3d_v1.zip data/datasets/pointnav/mp3d/v1/ datasets/pointnav/mp3d.yaml 400 MB
Object goal navigation MatterPort3D objectnav_mp3d_v1.zip data/datasets/objectnav/mp3d/v1/ datasets/objectnav/mp3d.yaml 170 MB
Embodied Question Answering MatterPort3D eqa_mp3d_v1.zip data/datasets/eqa/mp3d/v1/ datasets/eqa/mp3d.yaml 44 MB
Visual Language Navigation MatterPort3D vln_r2r_mp3d_v1.zip data/datasets/vln/mp3d/r2r/v1 datasets/vln/mp3d_r2r.yaml 2.7 MB
Image goal navigation Gibson pointnav_gibson_v1.zip data/datasets/pointnav/gibson/v1/ datasets/imagenav/gibson.yaml 385 MB
Image goal navigation MatterPort3D pointnav_mp3d_v1.zip data/datasets/pointnav/mp3d/v1/ datasets/imagenav/mp3d.yaml 400 MB

To use an episode dataset provide related config to the Env in the example or use the config for RL agent training.

Baselines

Habitat Lab includes reinforcement learning (via PPO) and classical SLAM based baselines. For running PPO training on sample data and more details refer habitat_baselines/README.md.

Habitat-PyRobot

Habitat Lab supports deployment of models on a physical robot through PyRobot (https://github.com/facebookresearch/pyrobot). Please install the python3 version of PyRobot and refer to habitat.sims.pyrobot.pyrobot for instructions. This functionality allows deployment of models across simulation and reality.

Acknowledgments

The Habitat project would not have been possible without the support and contributions of many individuals. We would like to thank Dmytro Mishkin, Xinlei Chen, Georgia Gkioxari, Daniel Gordon, Leonidas Guibas, Saurabh Gupta, Or Litany, Marcus Rohrbach, Amanpreet Singh, Devendra Singh Chaplot, Yuandong Tian, and Yuxin Wu for many helpful conversations and guidance on the design and development of the Habitat platform.

License

Habitat Lab is MIT licensed. See the LICENSE file for details.

The trained models and the task datasets are considered data derived from the correspondent scene datasets.

References and Citation

  1. Habitat: A Platform for Embodied AI Research. Manolis Savva, Abhishek Kadian, Oleksandr Maksymets, Yili Zhao, Erik Wijmans, Bhavana Jain, Julian Straub, Jia Liu, Vladlen Koltun, Jitendra Malik, Devi Parikh, Dhruv Batra. IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019.