This meetup will be held in English (!)
We will have 3 presentations and pizza:
18:10 Simulating self-driving trucks: lessons learned - Adam Dąbrowski, ROBOCAR Technologies
19:00 Review of Udacity Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree - Karolina Zoń
19:30 Developing a testing environment in the CARLA simulator - Maciej Dziubiński, OPIUM.sh
Simulating self-driving trucks: lessons learned
At ROBOCAR Technologies we take on challenges of self-driving in less common environments. Instead of urban roads and highways, we focus on confined and semi-controlled areas such as harbor and mine roads. Simulation is key in the process of developing a system that will actually end up on a real truck. Aside from getting to know our experiences and seeing some of our results, you can gain insight into prototyping and validation of self-driving algorithms with the use of tools such as ROS, Gazebo, and Unity. The talk will also include some deep learning solutions based on LIDAR data.
ROBOCAR is a software company founded by engineers and researchers that worked for last years with automotive applications, machine learning, and human-robotics interactions technologies. Our teams collaborate with leading technology suppliers and OEMs to develop robust and safe applications for automated vehicles.
A software engineer with more than 10 years of experience in C++, Adam graduated from the University of Warsaw (MIMUW) with MSc in Information Technology. Taking a leap of faith he quit working for corporations on semi interesting projects and moved into robotics almost five years ago. Adam now leads robotic projects at ROBOCAR, works for a research institute PIAP and also serves as an independent expert evaluator for European Commission.
Review of Udacity Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree
SDCND from Udacity seems to be the most extensive course on various topics on Self-Driving Cars that you can find, that covers the field from different aspects - from computer vision, through sensor fusion, path planning, motion control, up to integration of all systems in a final project being later deployed on a real self-driving car. Seems very exciting if you are interested in SDC and want to get in-depth knowledge about the technical stack. But it is also quite expensive course. What can you actually learn, what projects will you implement and is it worth its price? On this presentation I will try to answer by sharing my own experience from taking on that course.
Backend developer in the ecommerce-based company, working with Java, PHP and Golang. Co-organizer of Google Developer Group Silesia and Women Techmakers Silesia. Graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in Computer Science with specialization in Intelligent Systems. Fascinated about robotics, machine learning, and computer vision, especially when applied in the automotive industry. After graduation deepening knowledge on those topics through side projects and courses, including Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree from Udacity.