|My name is Johannes Betz and I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania where i am working with Prof. Rahul Mangharam at the xLab for Safe Autonomous Systems. My research is focusing on a holistic software development for autonomous systems with extreme motions at the dynamic limits in extreme and unknown environments. My research is motivated by the aim to create the next generation of intelligent autonomous vehicles. These vehicles will be able to interact with each other including humans while acting safe, efficient and with high performance. By using modern algorithms from the field of artificial intelligence i am trying to develop new and advanced path planning and control methods. Based on my additional studies in philosophy i want to extend current path and behavior planners for autonomous systems with ethical theories and then implement them in software.
During my PhD and first Postdoc time at the Technical University i was working together with Prof. Markus Lienkamp where we founded the TUM Autonomous Motorsports Team. With this team we successfully took part in the Roborace competition and the Indy Autonomous Challenge – which we won. As head of the research group Intelligent Vehicle Systems i was researching on autonomous systems at the handling of limits, electric vehicles and vehicle dynamics.
|University of Pennsylvania
xLab for Safe Autonomous Systems