Mr. Thobias Thoma has won the Wittenstein Prize 2021
The company Wittenstein SE, attocube systems AG and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the TU München has awarded the Wittenstein Price 2021 to Mr. Tobias Thoma, M. Sc. for his excellent master thesis "Zeitdiskrete Roboterregelung mit symplektischer Integration".
Congratulations to our TUM Autonomous Motorsport team for achieving a solid 2nd Place in the Indy Autonomous Challenge Simulation Race!
In an entertaining race with overtaking maneuvers worth seeing, the TUM team claimed 2nd place and a prize money of $50,000. However, there is still potential for improvement as our competitors PoliMOVE Autonomous Racing Team won by a small margin. The race took place in a simulation environment provided by Ansys. After passing this final virtual test, our team is now concentrating on transferring the software features to the real racing vehicle in Indianapolis.
Thanks to the Indy Autonomous Challenge organizers for setting up such a great and entertaining event. The full coverage can be found on youtube.
Student research projects (bachelor, semester, master thesis) are offered by the team in all areas of autonomous driving. Further information can be found on the official project page. If you have any questions, please contact the corresponding person in the team.
As part of the Youtube in-house productions Youtube Originals, the eight-part documentary "The Age of A.I." has recently started on the channel Youtube Learning. This documentary series, hosted by Robert Downey Jr., is about the revolution in artificial intelligence, its latest developments and challenges.
In the third episode, "Love, Art and stories: decoded",the TUM and its Roborace team are part of this documentary. With the question "How good can artificial intelligence drive a racing car?" the researchers of our institute and other institutes show their software for autonomous driving.
The complete playlist of the documentary series can be found here: YouTube series "The Age of A.I."
The series is free of charge and can be watched without Premium Account.