Day 1: Intro plus Autonomous Vehicles

Title:  Introduction to Cyber-Physical Systems and Autonomous Car Racing
Instructors:  Xenofon Koutsoukos and Feiyang Cai

According to one of the widely accepted definitions, cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems 
where functionality emerges from the networked interaction of computational and physical processes. 
The tight integration of physical and computational components creates new generations of 
smart systems whose impacts are revolutionary; this is evident today in emerging autonomous 
vehicles, military platforms, intelligent buildings, smart energy systems, intelligent transportation 
systems, robots, and smart medical devices. Emerging industrial platforms such as the Internet of 
Things (IoT), Industrial Internet (II) in the US and Industrie 4.0 in Europe are triggering a “gold rush” 
toward new markets and are creating societal-scale systems, which importantly, in addition to the 
synergy of computational and physical components, involve humans (H-CPS). H-CPS is at the 
heart of today’s sharing economy and the driver of new kinds of industry sectors that involve humans 
interacting with CPS. These sectors are now producing companies which are changing how we live. 
For example, the future of mobility is being determined by companies like Uber, Lyft, Olla and Didi, 
which are transforming personal transportation into a service.
After an overview to Cyber-Physical Systems, we will have a demonstration of an 1/10-scale model of an
autonomous car and we will describe autonomous car racing. The project involves an autonomous 
1/10-scale model F-1 racecar (with 10 times the fun!) using the NVIDIA Jetson platform for real-time 
perception, control and planning. 
9:00 – 9:15 - Introduction to the Institute for Software Integrated Systems and the CPS SummerCamp’17
9:15 – 10:00 - Introduction to CPS   SlidesVideo
10:00 – 10: 25 - Autonomous race car demonstration   Video
10:25 – 10:45 - Break
10:45  - 11:45 – Autonomous car racing   Slides | Demo VideoTalk Video
11:45 – 12:00 – Questions and wrap-up

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