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Ultra-layered perception with brain-inspired information processing for vehicle collision avoidance

Objective

Autonomous vehicles, although in its early stage, have demonstrated huge potential in shaping future life styles to many of us. However, to be accepted by ordinary users, autonomous vehicles have a critical issue to solve – this is trustworthy collision detection. No one likes an autonomous car that is doomed to a collision accident once every few years or months. In the real world, collision does happen at every second - more than 1.3 million people are killed by road accidents every single year. The current approaches for vehicle collision detection such as vehicle to vehicle communication, radar, laser based Lidar and GPS are far from acceptable in terms of reliability, cost, energy consumption and size. For example, radar is too sensitive to metallic material, Lidar is too expensive and it does not work well on absorbing/reflective surfaces, GPS based methods are difficult in cities with high buildings, vehicle to vehicle communication cannot detect pedestrians or any objects unconnected, segmentation based vision methods are too computing power thirsty to be miniaturized, and normal vision sensors cannot cope with fog, rain and dim environment at night. To save people’s lives and to make autonomous vehicles safer to serve human society, a new type of trustworthy, robust, low cost, and low energy consumption vehicle collision detection and avoidance systems are badly needed.

This consortium proposes an innovative solution with brain-inspired multiple layered and multiple modalities information processing for trustworthy vehicle collision detection. It takes the advantages of low cost spatial-temporal and parallel computing capacity of bio-inspired visual neural systems and multiple modalities data inputs in extracting potential collision cues at complex weather and lighting conditions.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
Address
Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 891 000

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 324 000
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 000
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VISOMORPHIC TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 58 500
Address
20-22 Wenlock Road
N1 7GU London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DINO ROBOTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 9 000
Address
Greschbachstrasse 17
76229 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGILE ROBOTS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 000
Address
Friedrichshafener Strasse 1
82205 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (11)

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
XI'AN JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY
China
Address
West Xianning Road
71049 Xi'an
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
China
Address
Luoyu Road 1037 Hubei
430074 Wuhan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORTHWESTERN POLYTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Youyi Xilu 127
710072 Xi An
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Address
Calle Viamonte 430
1053 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
Japan
Address
Harumi Cho 3-8-1
183 8538 Fuchu Shi Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
Malaysia
Address
Upm Serdang
43400 Selangor Darul Ehsan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINGNAN NORMAL UNIVERSITY
China
Address
29 Cunjin Road Chikan District
524048 Zhanjiang Guangdong
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GUIZHOU UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Huaxi Distric Guizhou Province
550025 Guiyang
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF AUTOMATION CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
Zhongguancun East Road Haidian 95
100080 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GUANGZHOU UNIVERSITY
China
Address
230 Waihuan West Road
510006 Guangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments