The concept of autonomous vehicles moving people about on our roads and motorways has provoked considerable debate. Come along and see what one company in particular is doing to address the challenges in designing system to enable mobile autonomy.

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SPEAKERS
Prof Ingmar Posner, Oxbotica

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AGENDA
18:30 – Sandwiches and light refreshments
19:30 – Meeting starts
21:00 – Close

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SYNOPSIS
Mobile autonomy, and autonomous driving in particular, has captured the public imagination. Many of us are excited about what a future of self-driving cars holds in store. However, mobile autonomy harbours tangible opportunity far beyond the confines of the road. In this talk, I will describe some of the work that Oxbotica carries out in both on-road and off-road autonomy, and how the notion of vehicles experiencing their environment shapes the technology we develop. I will argue that a systems view of mobile autonomy affords particular opportunities in AI and poses some very interesting challenges.

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY
Prof. Ingmar Posner
Prof. Posner leads the Applied Artificial Intelligence Lab (A2I) at Oxford University. He also serves as Deputy Director of the Oxford Robotics Institute, which he co-founded in 2016. Ingmar has a significant track record in designing machine learning approaches (shallow and deep) which address core challenges in AI and machine learning. Ingmar's goal is to enable robots to robustly and effectively operate in complex, real-world environments. His research is guided by a vision to create machines which constantly improve through experience. In doing so Ingmar's work explores a number of intellectual challenges at the heart of robot learning, such as machine introspection in perception and decision making, data efficient learning from demonstration, transfer learning and the learning of complex tasks via a set of less complex ones. All the while Ingmar's intellectual curiosity remains grounded in real-world robotics applications such as autonomous driving, logistics, manipulation and space exploration. In 2014 Ingmar co-founded Oxbotica, a leading provider of mobile autonomy software solutions.

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For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
BCS Oxfordshire Branch
Visit http://www.oxon.bcs.org/

Driving Autonomy: The journey towards driverless vehicles - Oxfordshire Branch
Date and time
28 February, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location
Oxford e-Research Centre
6 Keble Road
Oxford
England
OX1 3QG
Price
Free