Impact, Attention, Influence: Early Assessment of Autonomous Driving Datasets
Buchtitel: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Control and Robotics Engineering (ICCRE'23)
Autonomous Driving (AD), the area of robotics with the greatest potential impact on society, has gained a lot of momentum in the last decade. As a result of this, the number of datasets in AD has increased rapidly. Creators and users of datasets can benefit from a better understanding of developments in the field. While scientometric analysis has been conducted in other fields, it rarely revolves around datasets. Thus, the impact, attention, and influence of datasets on autonomous driving remains a rarely investigated field. In this work, we provide a scientometric analysis for over 200 datasets in AD. We perform a rigorous evaluation of relations between available metadata and citation counts based on linear regression. Subsequently, we propose an Influence Score to assess a dataset already early on without the need for a track-record of citations, which is only available with a certain delay.