We did a tutorial about how to train Computer Vision and LiDAR perception networks during a workshop hosted by Formula Student Germany and Waymo.
Perception team presented our summer projects to all our sponsors, families and potential future members! Find more detail in the video and slides.
Normal LiDAR in the market runs at 10hz, which is sufficient for state-of-the-art autonomous road vehicle, but not enough for autonomous racing vehicle that runs at 180mph. In order to make a "faster LiDAR", inspired by the fact that camera(30+hz) and LiDAR(10hz) holds different operating frequency, we propose a method that uses both camera and LiDAR history information to predict future LiDAR frames.
By replicating the state-of-the-art sensor fusion detection model ["PointPainting"](https://arxiv.org/pdf/1911.10150.pdf), we further use this tool to test/evaluate our 3D point cloud predictive model and end-to-end extrinsic sensor calibration model.
Autonomous racing provides the opportunity to test safety-critical perception pipelines at their limit. This paper describes the practical challenges and solutions to applying state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms to build a low-latency, …
We presented the perception system design of our autonomous racing vehicle, including camera triggering and deep learning model design, to people at the Sea Machines Robotics. Find more detail in the slides.