The 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) was held on October 1–5, 2018 in Madrid. IROS is the world’s largest robotics event, bringing in more than 4,000 attendees, including academic research scientists and industrial R&D engineers.
IRT Nanoelec was an active contributor to several highlights of the conference:
– A full-day workshop on “Planning, Perception, and Navigation for Intelligent Vehicles” that was attended by more than 360 people.
– An industrial forum on “Autonomous Driving & Future Mobility Technologies” with companies like Easymile, Renault, NVidia, Baidu, and more that brought in more than 80 people.
– An “Autonomous Vehicle Event” day that included a full program of presentations throughout the day and a five-car relay demo to illustrate vehicle range in front of a live audience with a live webcast at the conference venue and on YouTube. One of the cars in the demo was IRT Nanoelec’s very own driverless Renault Zoe. We took advantage of an obstacle-avoidance course to present the car’s embedded perception and automated decision-making capabilities (https://hal.inria.fr/medihal-01963296v1).