Comparative study of optimization algorithms on convolutional network for autonomous driving

Fernando Martinez, Holman Montiel, Fredy Martinez


he last 10 years have been the decade of autonomous vehicles. Advances in intelligent sensors and control schemes have shown the possibility of real applications. Deep learning, and in particular convolutional networks have become a fundamental tool in the solution of problems related to environment identification, path planning, vehicle behavior, and motion control. In this paper, we perform a comparative study of the most used optimization strategies on the convolutional architecture residual neural network (ResNet) for an autonomous driving problem as a previous step to the development of an intelligent sensor. This sensor, part of our research in reactive systems for autonomous vehicles, aims to become a system for direct mapping of sensory information to control actions from real-time images of the environment. The optimization techniques analyzed include stochastic gradient descent (SGD), adaptive gradient (Adagrad), adaptive learning rate (Adadelta), root mean square propagation (RMSProp), Adamax, adaptive moment estimation (Adam), nesterov-accelerated adaptive moment estimation (Nadam), and follow the regularized leader (Ftrl). The training of the deep model is evaluated in terms of convergence, accuracy, recall, and F1-score metrics. Preliminary results show a better performance of the deep network when using the SGD function as an optimizer, while the Ftrl function presents the poorest performances.


Autonomous driving; Function optimization; Intelligent sensor; Path planning; Recall

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578