Driving Autonomy - the Vision, the Tech, the Opportunities
In recent years mobile robotics has made significant strides towards applications of real value to the public domain. One prominent example is the rapid development of a variety of technologies towards enabling autonomous driving. I will outline the recent work conducted in this area by the Oxford Mobile Robotics Group (MRG) and provide an overview of the key approaches taken towards vehicle navigation and perception to enable a Nissan Leaf to autonomously re-traverse routes it has been driven along previously. I will also present the vision behind the work to provide affordable autonomy as a service on offer rather than on demand and discuss how we envision this to lead to a large-scale adoption of our technology in the short- to mid-term future.