An Academic Workshop for Vehicle-Pedestrian Interaction

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On November 30th, 2020, Center for Automotive Research (CAR) at The Ohio State University hosted an academic workshop, Pedestrians on the Roadway: A Workshop on Autonomous Vehicles Encountering Pedestrians, to share the recent development of our works regarding vehicle-pedestrian interaction.

I am honored to be part of the organizers to arrange the schedule of the workshop. I also gave two presentations, one for my recent development of pedestrian motion modeling, and other for the pedestrian dataset.

The workshop attracted over 130 people from both academia and industry. Below are the introduction and the titles of presentations:

Introduction: With the boost of automated driving techniques in the past few years, how automated vehicles properly deal with pedestrians has drawn wide attention in both industry and academia. One important issue is to understand how vehicles and pedestrians interact with each other. In this workshop, we show some progress at The Ohio State University on the topics of modeling vehicle-pedestrian interaction, designing autonomous maneuvers in pedestrian scenarios, and developing related methodologies for pedestrian detection.

Session 1 : Modeling vehicle-pedestrian interaction

  • Dongfang Yang, The Ohio State University: Modeling and simulating collective pedestrian motion influenced by vehicle.
  • Fatema Tuj Johora, TU Clausthal, Germany: Modeling interaction of pedestrians and cars in shared spaces: using game theory approach.
  • Mert Koc, The Ohio State University: Detecting and stopping for occluded and emergent pedestrians

Session 2: Sensing the pedestrians

  • Dr. Chi-Chih Chen, The Ohio State University: The development of pedestrian and bicyclist surrogates.
  • Haolin Zhang, The Ohio State University: Fusing vision and pointcloud for faraway pedestrian detection.
  • Dongfang Yang, The Ohio State University: Trajectory dataset of vehicle-pedestrian interaction in shared spaces.

You can see the video playback on YouTube, and download the combined slides PDF.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in our research.