This talk will consist of a series of three lectures, which are for the first time to be delivered at Japan’s Gunma University under invitation.
Title: Autonomous Vehicles on Land Surface
Abstract: In this talk, I will present the achievements of R&D works leading to autonomous vehicles on land surface. Examples from Eureka-PROMETHEUS project and DARPA Grand Challenge will be shown. And, the addressed topics will include autonomous capabilities such as: visibility enhancement, land following, car following, automatic parking, and collision avoidance.
Title: Autonomous Vehicles on Water Surface
Abstract: In this talk, I will present the works done in the context of Maritime RobotX Challenge. The efforts are to develop viable solutions which will make future vessels or boats to gain autonomous capabilities such as cruising on sea, collision avoidance on sea, patrolling on sea, signal detection in sea, target identification on sea, docking on sea, and mission-taking on sea.
Title: Future R&D Trend of Autonomous Surface Vehicles
Abstract: In this talk, I will envision the trend of future R&D leading to truly self-intelligent vehicles on both land surface and water surface. The addressed topics will include cognitive vision and cognitive audition which are relevant to autonomous vehicles of future.