STEM Interactive Experience in Self-Driving Cars and AI

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
9 AM EDT (UTC/GMT-4)

In this webinar we will explore an interactive, hands-on STEM platform designed engage students and provide unique insights into technologies taking place under the hood of the self-driving cars of the future. The platform, based on Quanser’s Self-Driving Car Research Studio (SDRS), was designed for the Oakland County school to engage K-12 students, teachers, and their families to build career awareness and self-efficacy through hands-on experiences with autonomous vehicles. In particular, we will discuss how each element of an intelligent system can be explored with our open architecture SDRS platform, including sensing the environment, using an AI Neural Network to detect road signs, vehicle-2-vehicle (V2V) communication, energy usage of the car and much more.

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Presenter Bio:

As Quanser’s Director of Engineering, Paul Karam has spent the last 10 years leading the engineering team in its mandate to develop transformational lab solutions that empower a global community of educators and researchers. Paul’s vision and guidance is essential to ensuring that the R&D team is able to deliver solutions that are effective, sustainable, and academically appropriate. Paul plays a key role in the agile development process, which focuses on assisting our partners to attain their educational, research and development goals. He drives innovation in key emerging applications, including Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence, Self-Driving Cars. In recent months in response to the pandemic, Paul led the team that has refined the delivery of physical lab experience to creating a suite of virtual lab experiences with digital representations of classic Quanser hardware allowing for meaningful, engaging, and exciting controls lab experiences. Before assuming his current position, Paul managed Quanser’s industrial projects and robotics technologies for six years. He holds an honours bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.