RISSM Seminar: Autonomous Functions for Smart Vehicles

Oct 24 2019 12:30 - 13:30

Stuart Miller Building, room SM214, Loughborough University, Loughborough

All seminars are completely free to Loughborough University researchers and will take place from 12:30 to 13:30 with 30 minutes for presentation(s) and 30 minutes networking lunch. Please contact us if you have a dietary preference. 


This seminar consists of two presentations. The first talk will provide information on autonomous controllers for typical high-speed and typical low-speed vehicles; motorcycles and wheelchairs respectively. A robust controller has been developed for autonomous motorcycles that tolerates speed variations, passenger’s body movement, gusts and other disturbances to guarantee safe driving. Concurrently, a driving assistant controller has been developed for intelligent wheelchairs, which helps users with cognitive impairment to correct perilous behaviour and therefore reduce the number of accidents. Both the fully autonomous controller and the semi-autonomous controller have been validated via experiments showing that the safety of the closed-loop system is guaranteed. The second talk will give an overview of the research activities in Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering at Loughborough, particularly in relation to the development of ground autonomous vehicles and the verification and validation of smart functions. This talk will give an insight into new venues of study for advanced research work.