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Building a Self-driving RC Car

Bert Jan Schrijver | GOTO Berlin 2019

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This session will share my experiences in converting a small remote controlled car into an autonomous driving vehicle. I'll talk about electronics, sensors, AI, computer vision and of course, the software that ties everything together.

I'll introduce you into the world of self driving cars and compare my solution to the stuff that is done in the big leagues by the likes of Tesla's 'autopilot' and Waymo's self driving cars. I'll explain the challenges that have to be faced and the dilemma's that come with creating a car being driven by software in real world scenarios.

What will the audience learn from this talk?
You will learn about electronics, computer vision (OpenCV and Java), challenges for self-driving cars (both in the project and the real world) and the ethics of using AI to (partly) replace tasks normally conducted by humans.

Does it feature code examples and/or live coding?
Yes, I will show code of the computer vision pipeline we built.

Prerequisite attendee experience level:
Level 200

About the speakers

Bert Jan Schrijver
Bert Jan Schrijver

JavaOne Rockstar & Champion, NLJUG leader & CTO at OpenValue