JOIN US FOR AUTONOMOUS OFF-HIGHWAY MACHINERY TECHNOLOGY 2023 HYBRID SUMMIT
GIM Robotics is participating in the Autonomous Off-Highway Machinery Technology hybrid summit by Innovatrix on February 23-24 in Berlin. The event is also available online. We are proud sponsors of this interesting event, and we’ll send our CTO/Partner, Jose Peralta, onsite to give a talk titled “Roadmap from Research to Commercialization of Autonomous Off-Highway Machinery”. Dr. Peralta will also participate in some of the panel discussions and in general he will be available for private discussions during the event.
This high-level summit gathers industry leaders and decision makers of Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) field to exchange knowledge, network and discuss the current topics of relevant technologies and business aspects. The focus will be on construction, agriculture, mining, and forestry related issues, but other relevant fields will no doubt be discussed as well – at least during the panel discussions.
There will be a lot of exciting expert talks from some key companies and universities in the NRMM field. GIM Robotics is especially excited to see our CTO and Partner, Dr. José Peralta stepping on the stage to share his insights on one of the hottest topics at the moment:
HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY COMMERCIALIZE AUTONOMOUS OFF-HIGHWAY MACHINERY?
Due to our long history first from our quarter of a century long laboratory time at Helsinki University of Technology (later Aalto University) and then during the last decade as GIM Robotics Ltd., we have a detailed picture A) what is the difference between academic and commercial projects and B) what is the difference between Proof-of-Concept/Pilot projects and a full-scale productization project. Believe us, when we say, that for both questions the right answer, the only answer, is that the difference is HUGE.
We have lived through the maturation process of this field. We remember the two main game changing developments: the wider introduction of probabilistic robotics and the introduction of 3D lidars. When combined with the development of wide range of relevant algorithms, continuous CPU/GPU enabled computational power increase, open-source middleware solutions, 4G/5G revolution, battery technology advancements and what not else, the probabilistic approach, i.e., how to tackle the uncertainty so inherently related to key functionalities, such as calibration, localization, mapping, situational awareness and planning & control, and the incredible amount of real-time data nowadays provided by those sweet 3D point cloud producing sensors, almost everything is possible in Mobile Robotics and hence also in Autonomous Off-Highway Machinery.
During the last ten years, or so, we have been applying our robotization expertise to a wide range of machines ranging from ocean-going vessels down to small-scale service robotics and everything between those. We have created many fully autonomous mobile robots and retrofitted so many different types of working machines, that none of us will remember the exact number.
We dare to say, that we have a deep knowledge of this area based on several product development use cases. We know all too well, which are the most challenging parts on the roadmap towards a full-scale commercialization of autonomous off-highway machinery. We are extremely happy to be able to share that knowledge with the participants of this summit.