- Keywords: Deep Reinforcement Learning, Virtual Reality, Task-oriented Learning
- Abstract: One of the main challenges of applying reinforcement learning to real world applications is the lack of realistic and standardized environments for training and testing AI agents. In this work, we design and implement a virtual reality (VR) system, VRKitchen, with integrated functions which i) enable embodied agents to perform real life cooking tasks involving a wide range of object manipulations and state changes, and ii) allow human teachers to provide demonstrations for training agents. We also provide standardized evaluation benchmarks and data collection tools to facilitate a broad use in research on learning real life tasks. Video demos, code, and data will be available on the project website: sites.google.com/view/vr-kitchen.