TOPIC Road Intersection Safety using Communications Technologies
SPEAKER Dr. Javier Ibañez-Guzmán
Renault S.A.
DATE 14 May 2010 (Friday)
TIME 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
VENUE Level 2, Social Robotics Lab, I3 Building, Interactive Digital Media Institute, 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, NUS.
FEES No Charge
Road intersections represent one of the most complex configurations encountered when traversing road networks with a high percentage of injury related accidents occurring at these locations. The introduction of wireless communications technologies onboard passenger vehicles are enabling the sharing of information amongst the entities sharing the same road network and thus allow for an extended situational awareness area of the perceived environment surrounding the subject vehicles. The presentation addresses the implementation of safety applications for cooperative vehicles applied to situations involving road intersections. The system relies on three fundamental technologies, namely, communications, localization and the modelling of the environment surrounding the subject vehicle. The applications involve different situations of road intersection safety that can be addressed using vehicle to vehicle communications. The implementation represents the integration of the technologies developed as part of a milestone project in cooperative vehicles in Europe.
Javier Ibañez-Guzmán obtained his PhD at the University of Reading and his MSEE at the University of Pennsylvania (USA) as a Fulbright scholar. He is currently working for Renault S.A where he is responsible for localisation and driver safety applications using communications technologies. He is Expert to the European Commission for the evaluation of funded projects on robotics related applications and the factory of the future programme. He was evaluator of the robotics work groups at INRIA (France). Dr Ibañez-Guzmán has worked as senior scientist at SimTECH, a national research institute in Singapore, where he spearheaded work on autonomous ground vehicles for unstructured environments. He was responsible for several projects sponsored by the ministry of defence, on autonomous vehicle technologies. Concurrently, he was adjunct associate professor at Nanyang Technological University. His research interests are in localisation and perception for vehicle navigation in particular contextual based applications and cooperative vehicles. He has worked in manufacturing robotics in France and was Maître de Conferences at the engineering school ESA IGELEC (part of the Ecole Polytechnique de l’Université de Nantes). Dr. Ibanez-Guzman is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology (formerly the IEE) British and a Chartered Electrical Engineer (C. Eng.) of the Engineering Council of the U.K. He is member of various technical societies within the IEEE and associate editor for the ICRA and IROS IEEE conferences.
Jointly Organized By Edutainment Robotics Lab, ECE, Social Robotics Lab, IDMI, and IEEE Singapore SMC Chapter.
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