Great initiative and I feel like there will definitely be an audience out there if this course becomes reality.
I’m not in the autonomous car industry but in the mobile robotics industry and I feel like there would be some benefit for the mobile robotics community in getting some knowledge of how (if?) they can make use of Autoware and all the associated tools and HW/SW components, also relating to what @smac said about the architecture.
I feel like there might be an opportunity for some trickle-down software that could benefit the mobile robotics community , but it’s hard to get an understanding of the individual components of a complex stack like Autoware and if they can be used outside of the autonomous car industry.
Is it possible to use HD maps and NDT localization outside of the road networks or are there some tight coupling here?
- What is the process of mapping a new area, and can you localize in this map without having modified the map with lanes, traffic signs etc.?
Is the global planner only for road networks?
Is the local planning / motion control only for car-like vehicles that follow roads or can it be used with other kinematics?
Is the object perception pipeline for different sensor modalities stand alone?