08/2015: Driving Autonomy (I. Posner)

Place and Time: Abingdon, August 27, 2015 at 19:30

Kings Charles Room of the “Kings Head and Bell” (10 East St Helen St, Abingdon, OX14 5EA)

TITLE: Driving Autonomy

RobotCarThe Oxford RobotCar Project aims to provide robust, long-term autonomous driving at a price point suitable for mass-market adoption. Likewise, the LUTZ pathfinder project aims to provide a low-speed, last-mile public transport solution operating in the public domain in Milton Keynes. At the core of this technology provided by the Oxford Mobile Robotics GrouLUTZp, however, lies a philosophy fundamentally different to that fuelling more conventional autonomous driving research: autonomy when offered, as opposed to on demand. In this talk we will motivate this philosophy and provide an overview of the technology underlying our approach to autonomous driving.

Speaker: Ingmar Posner, University of Oxford, Mobile Robotics Group

Ingmar is a Lecturer at the University of Oxford and leads the perception and planning work within the Mobile Robotics Group. His expertise lies in the design and implementation of machine learning methods that enable an autonomous agent to interpret complex, dynamic environments in a way which permits robust decision-making, planning and exploration on-line and in real-time.

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