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Robotics Science for Smart Cars and Lifelong Infrastructure-Free Navigation

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Prof Newman will talk about long-term vast-scale navigation. What things must we do, what questions must we pose, to have a robot navigate precisely over days, weeks and hundreds of miles? How might a robot get better at doing that over time and in teams? Can we envision life-long-learning for a robot? What sensors and representations are apt? And of course – why might we want a robot to have such competencies? Could that be valuable? Of course it could… and it will end up looking car shaped.

Prof Newman’s work is often in the media, such as the self-driving car (, and there is a considerable group at Oxford (

Venue: Gold Lecture Theatre, Whittle Building, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL

Free Admission. Open to members and non-members.

For further information, contact Dave Tinker Secretary, IMechE Automobile Division East Mob: 077 257 40381

This talk is part of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Cambridgeshire Area) series.

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