Topic: Starting the self-driving car project.
Summary: This group is dedicated to hackers, makers, and the next Edisons. Let's get together with a phenomenal speaker to discuss how we'll move forward with this project and what help we need as we develop our project.
- 7:00pm – Hang-out, drinks, and food.
- 7:45pm – Start of Meeting - Introduction slides by the organizer.
- 8:00pm - Professor Tyler Folsom - Designing a self-driving car. Teleconference from Seattle.
- 8:15pm - Professor Rick Anderson - Developing a simulated environment to test self-driven car models. Bonus Demo!
- 8:30pm - Praful Mathur - Discussing how we'll move forward.
- 9:00pm - Getting everyone setup.
Pizza and refreshments will be served.
Professor Tyler Folsom is a project manager at Quest Integrated (www.qi2.com). He designed the stereo vision system for Team Sleipnir in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge and was team leader for University of British Columbia in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. He co-founded Cogneta (www.cogneta.com) to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology.
Professor Rick Anderson is Director of Virtual Worlds for Rutgers University, Co-Director NJ Makerspaces, and Trustee of Fair Use Building and Research Labs. As Director of Virtual Worlds he has grown the Rutgers University Virtual World from a single sim in Second Life to 24 sims in Open Sim, and 8 sim in Second Life. These environments are showcased as part of Rutgers Day, where more than 50,000 people attend, and at least 5,000 people get to ring the Old Queens Virtual Bell. He's also an expert in 3D printing. Teaches basic electronics, Arduino, and soldering for people of all ages. He is also co-author of ProArduino, and wrote the multiplatform code that Arduino 1.5 uses, designed the original Arduino Test Suite, and is designer of the ChipKit FubarinoSD.
Praful Mathur started a company in Boston called Amp Idea that specialized in advertising technology and credit card payments in Boston cabs. During the course of the company, he built an awareness and understanding of how car computing occurs and the technology used to make cool car projects happen. Praful and his team built the technology in 6 months that took his competitors years to build.