Good afternoon nuScenes team,
Are individuals allowed to make submissions to the challenges with an algorithm based on somebody else’s work?
I’d like to make a submission and I work a full-time 50+ hours/week job, the chance that I can come up with a completely new and unique algorithm myself working ~10 hours/week outside of work in a handful of months is essentially none. However I have some familiarity with the dataset and 3d object detection and agent prediction algorithms, and I could probably make a decent submission based largely on algorithms that already exist in my available time. Is this allowed?
If so, more specifically, I see on the page for the challenge https://www.nuscenes.org/prediction?externalData=all&mapData=all&modalities=Any that the following information is required:
-Method description (5+ sentences)
-FPS in Hz (and the hardware used to measure it)
Team name should I list my name? For
Method name, should I list the method on which my submission is based? What if I make substantial modifications/additions? For
Authors what if I haven’t authored a paper pertaining to my submission? What if I don’t have any
Affiliations? Etc. for the remaining fields.
If you choose to not allow individual submitters that would be a real shame as that would disqualify anyone from participating who is not affiliated with a research organization and who can dedicate themselves to a submission on a full-time or near full-time basis, which is potentially a large number of people.
Whatever your response, thanks for your great work with this dataset, I’m enjoying it very much.