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We are a community of developers and enthusiasts working on mobility automation technology. Our events aim at sharing knowledge, experiences, and best practices to accelerate the development of safe and reliable self-driving vehicles. The growing ecosystem of academic progress, companies, and technologies around open-source Autoware and ROS provides a path from research to commercial production of this technology stack.
Tech Stack in Autonomous Racing
Panelists Dr. Daniel Watzenig (Virtual Vehicle Research), Chip Pankow (Roborace), Markus Schratter (Autonomous Racing Graz) with moderation by Sanjay Krishnan (VP of Product, Apex.AI) will discuss the tech stack in autonomous racing!
The overall goal of autonomous racing is to push the limits of autonomy through performance and precision by demonstrating safety, security, and reliability of connected and automated vehicles at the edge, i.e. at high speeds, high dynamics, and adverse weather conditions.
This virtual meet-up covers the introduction of the Roborace format and technology along with an overview of technical autonomous racing advances
Cooperative Driving Automation
Panelists Taylor Lochrane (Program Manager of CARMA, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation), Shawn Kimmel (Vice-Chair of SAE’s On-Road Automated Driving Committee), John Buszek (VP of Product and Services, AutonomouStuff) with moderation by Sanjay Krishnan (VP of Product, Apex.AI) will discuss the collaboration of autonomous vehicles on the road.
Cooperative Driving Automation (CDA) enables automated vehicles to work together and with connected infrastructure to further improve safety and mobility. The U.S. has been at the forefront of CDA research with nationwide, collaborative efforts such as FHWA’s CARMA program. This session will cover the latest CDA research, open-source resources, and key findings that researchers use to enhance their own Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) efforts.
Back to the Future: The History and Future of Autonomous Vehicles
Drive through the history and future of autonomous vehicles. Panelists Dr. Jameson Wetmore, Associate Professor at Arizona State University, and Dr. Jan Becker, CEO and Co-Founder of Apex.AI and Lecturer at Stanford University, discuss the past, present, and future of the autonomous world.
The conversation covers what we have learned from the past and how we can use it to map the future of the autonomous world. The panel shares views on the motivation for autonomy, the timing, and progress in its current state, and what they predict will be the next phase in innovation.
Machine Learning for the Safety Validation
of Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) require rigorous testing before deployment. Due to the complexity of these systems, formal verification may be impossible and real-world testing may be dangerous and expensive during development.
This is where AST fits in. Anthony Corso presents his work on Adaptive Stress Testing (AST), a technique for automatically finding the most-likely failures of an autonomous system in simulation.
Using AI to Deal with Unpredictable Humans
on the Road
Dr. Pavone shares details on recent advances in deep generative modeling for intent prediction and provides results from experiments on a full-scale steer-by-wire platform. He will also talk about related efforts from his group on infusing safety assurances in autonomy stacks equipped with learning-based components.
Dr. Pavone is the Director of the Autonomous Systems Laboratory (ASL) at Stanford University and is Co-Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford. His main research interests are in the development of methodologies for the analysis, design, and control of autonomous systems, with an emphasis on self-driving cars, autonomous aerospace vehicles, and future mobility systems.
Autonomous Public Transportation
Dr. Ali Peker, CEO and Dr. Kerem Par, CTO of ADASTEC joins Sanjay Krishnan, VP of Product at Apex.AI to share their latest updates on Autonomous Public Transportation.
The discussion goes into ADASTEC’s approach to highly autonomous buses, and how they make use of open source technology such as Autoware. They describe their approach to sensor fusion and how simulation and automation methodologies are used in their development process. Also on the table for discussion are other services required for automated public transportation to become a reality. Finally, the impact of COVID-19 is on people’s minds and the presenters share their perspective on how this affects the industry.