|GABRIELLI ALESSANDRO||Cycle: XXXII |
Section: Computer Science and Engineering
Tutor: BASCETTA LUCA Major Research topic
:Humanization of autonomous car
Advisor: MATTEUCCI MATTEOAbstract:
My PhD thesis will be focused on the humanization of the autonomous driving experience.
In my opinion, and following the last researches , this is an extremely important field that can contribute to the real success of the autonomous cars. In fact, if in the future passengers will not feel relaxed and comfortable in autonomous driving conditions, they probably will not use them.
The first phase of my research will be then focused on the analysis of data coming from an instrumented car (that is present in our laboratory) while a person is driving. This step is needed to identify the most important factors of the human driving habits that impact on the feeling of the passengers, e.g., speed, acceleration, braking, distance from the car in front, weather conditions, the condition of the road surface, etc. The data collected will be also useful to understand how humans drive.
In the next step I plan to create a model from the collected data, in order to exploit it to develop an 'HUMANIZED' algorithm that can be integrated in present and future autonomous cars systems.
This will make the automated driving experience more comfortable and relaxed for the all the passengers.
To achieve this goal, I plan to exploit machine learning techniques to learn the "driving style" of a person. In fact, the comfort inside an autonomous car is a matter of perception that changes from one person to another.