ATOM Festival Event:

Saturday 25th March 2017

Professor Ingmar Posner, Associate Professor in Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Director of  Oxford Robotics Institute

Robot Cars :Where are they Going? - Autonomy based on Experience

There has been much publicity, and not a little controversy, lately about the prospect of driverless cars appearing on our roads. The Oxford RobotCar Project aims to provide the appropriate technology to make autonomous driving available for the mass market. There is an ongoing debate about whether autonomy should be offered on demand or automatically. Professor Posner is at the leading edge of research in this area and will provide an overview of the latest technology as well as discussing the underlying philosophy and a glimpse of the future.

Saturday 25th March 2017 at 3pm in the Amey Theatre, Abingdon School


Professor Ingmar Posner is an Associate Professor in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford specialising in applied machine learning solutions for robot perception and decision making. He is also the deputy director the Oxford Robotics Institute where he leads research in machine perception and planning. His research is guided by his vision to create machines which constantly improve through use in their dedicated workspace by implicitly leveraging expert demonstrations in a manner entirely transparent to the user. Ingmar has coauthored over 60 research publications and is the recipient of a number of best paper awards. In 2014 Ingmar co-founded Oxbotica, a leading provider of mobile autonomy software solutions including the Selenium autonomy stack, which underpins a variety of public and commercial autonomous vehicle programmes such as the LUTZ and GATEWay projects in Milton Keynes and Greenwich. Oxbotica has won a number of awards and, in 2015, was singled out by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten EMEA technology startups.



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