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Fall 2021 GRASP SFI: Dr. Shinpei Kato, University of Tokyo, “Advancing Autonomous Driving thru Open Source Software”

September 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

*This was a HYBRID Event with in-person attendance in Levine 307 and Virtual attendance…


This talk by Professor Shinpei Kato will provide insight into the system architecture of Autoware, the leading Open Source Software (OSS) for Autonomous Driving (AD), and discuss key aspects of commercializing AD solutions that are being addressed thru the efforts of the Autoware Foundation ecosystem. The AD market will be discussed in terms of developing and commercializing AD solutions for specific Operational Design Domains (ODDs). Specific ODD implementations by Tier IV, a leading provider of AD solutions based on Autoware, will be addressed, highlighting some of the key challenges faced in bring these AD solutions to market.


Shinpei Kato is an internationally renowned expert in computer science, and a pioneer in the evolution of open-source software for autonomous driving technology.
Shinpei was an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, where his team created the world’s first open-source autonomous driving software, Autoware. He was also a postdoctoral scholar at Keio University,  the University of Tokyo, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of California.
He received a distinguished award by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for “Outstanding Contribution to Science and Technology” in 2017.


September 29, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Levine Hall Conference Room 307
3330 Walnut Street
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