AI Research in the Volkswagen Group Munich Data:Lab conducts fundamental
machine-learning research, working towards artificial intelligence.
The open-access research group exploits and develops methodologies
around deep learning, variational inference, and time series modelling.
We validate our methodologies in sensorised robotics and control settings.
Disseminating our scientific results is key to our mission.
This blog serves as our central venue through which we will accompany
our publications with relevant background information which is
easily accessible and available to all.
and Robotics Challenge
The Volkswagen Group AI Research Lab—a part of the Data:Lab in Munich—invites students to join the 2017 Deep Learning and Robotics Challenge.
In this challenge, which is scheduled to take place from September 11 to October 13, 2017, you will collaborate with your peers in small groups to solve a robotics challenge. Your methodologies should be based on deep neural networks, which you are to develop within the TensorFlow framework. Python is our preferred language.
All groups will compete to have their robot solve the set task as efficiently as possible. The challenge will be crowned with a ceremony at the GTC Europe (Oct. 10--12, Munich) for the winning team. All code that you will develop within this challenge will be open-sourced. Note that your major input will be related to machine learning, and less so to robotics.
The DLRC is set up in a collaboration between Volkswagen Group and NVIDIA. In this collaboration, we will provide you with a compute infrastructure based on DGX-1, 1080s and Jetsons. You need to bring your own laptop to access our compute clusters.
During your stay at Volkswagen Data:Lab, you will receive an income to cover your living expenses in Munich. Participants must be enrolled students at their respective universities.
To this end, please send in your application through the Volkswagen Group Career website. [You may want to switch on autotranslate in your browser: some of the information on that site is in German only.]
Application deadline: July 31, 2017.
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Patrick van der Smagt
Director of AI Research
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