Friday, June 11, 2021

Collective Learning of Environment Perception in Fleets of Automated Vehicles


One challenge when developing environment perception algorithms for automated vehicles is the availability of high-quality training data for deep learning-based approaches. In Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems, traffic participants may transmit perception data to cloud-based servers where the data can be intelligently combined to automatically generate training data for neural networks. The training data can then be used to create improved deep learning models for environment perception. These improved models can then be deployed to the fleet of automated vehicles.
In this thesis, such a system is to be improved, made more robust to real-world data and extended with new functions.
You will program in C++ and Python, you will use Tensorflow and ROS, you will get to know MongoDB and MQTT.
Since there are many open research questions in this field of research, there will be a lot of possibilities to shape the topic according to your strengths.
You will have access to the extensive infrastructure of ika including research vehicles, GPU cluster, state of the art sensors and high-fidelity simulation environments. You will be part of a team of other highly motivated researchers in a big research project.

Working Points

  • 1. Literature research on collective learning and deep learning.
  • 2. Analysis of the existing collective learning system.
  • 3. Development of a concept for improving and extending the current system.
  • 4. Implementation of the developed concept.
  • 5. Training of neural networks with the improved and extended system.
  • 6. Evaluation of the implemented concept.


  • Good English or German language skills
  • Reliability, commitment and enjoyment of working independently
  • Experience with ROS
  • Experience with Python and C++ is an advantage
  • Experience with Version Control (Git) is an advantage
  • Enthusiasm for using artificial intelligence to solve complex tasks

Note: Please attach brief resume and grade summary.


Bastian Lampe M.Sc.
Group Leader Function Development Automated Driving
+49 241 80 25673

Type of work

Bachelorarbeit, Masterarbeit


Earliest possible date

Prior knowledge

ROS, Python and C++


Deutsch, Englisch

Research area

Fahrzeugintelligenz & Automatisiertes Fahren



Institute for Automotive Engineering
RWTH Aachen University
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen · Germany
+49 241 80 25600

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