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From Unmanned Ground Vehicles to Robo-Taxis: MFI / IET Germany Joint National Meeting 2017 in Augsburg


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Join the IET Germany and the Michael Faraday Institution e.V. for a joint national meeting in Augsburg.

Date and Time

02 December 2017 - 13:30 to 03 December 2017 - 14:00


86159 Augsburg, Germany - icon_popup  (See map)


Joint Event.
Contact Sandip.Banerjee at t-online.de for more information.

About this event

Michael Faraday Institution e.V. AGM 2017
Members will already have received an invitation by e-mail.

MFI "Faraday Lecture"
A fascinating lecture and demonstration by Kilian Brixel that uses various technologies in an unusual way, combining Galvo technology, music and a Van de Graf generator.
From Unmanned Ground Vehicles to Robo-Taxis: Changes to road transportation
This presentation will share experiences from the deployment of a logistics armoured carrier to the deployment of an urban electric autonomous car to show how the technology evolved, the emergent architecture and the major challenges.
Dr. Ibañez-Guzmán is an IET Fellow and technical lead on autonomous vehicle navigation technologies at Renault S.A. and co-director of the perception & localisation laboratory, the SIVA-Lab, a joint venture between Renault, CNRS and UTC Compiègne.

For a full description and biography of Dr. Ibañez-Guzmán please see this blog entry at the IET Germany community website.

Tour of the Bahnpark historical railway museum in Augsburg
See the website for details (German language).


Saturday 2nd December 2017
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Welcome refreshments and registration.
  • 14:30 - 15:30 The MFI AGM.
  • 15:30 - 16:15 The MFI "Faraday Lecture" by Kilian Brixel - see above for details.
  • 16:15 - 16:45 Refreshments.
  • 16:45 - 18:15 Presentation by Dr. Ibañez-Guzmá  - see above for details.
  • 18:20 - 19:00 Open forum.
  • 19:05 End of session.
  • 19:05 - 19:30 Drinks at the bar.
  • 19:30 Buffet Dinner with live music played by Gerald Schmidtsdorff (piano & organ) and Oleksandra Fedosova (violin).
Sunday 3rd December 2017
    • 10:30 - 12:00 Tour of the Bahnpark historical railway museum.
    • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch at a local restaurant; this will include a vegetarian selection.

    Reasons to attend

    • MFI AGM (for members)
    • The MFI "Faraday Lecture" by Kilian Brixel
    • Presentation by Dr. Ibañez-Guzmán on autonomous vehicles
    • Networking with MFI and IET members and guests

    Continuing Professional Development

    CPD logo declaring this event can contribute 2 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development

    This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


    Please see the registration form for details.

    Additional information

    Please see the registration form for details of how to register for the separate parts e.g. meeting only, dinner, tour of the museum

    Registration information

    Please use the registration form on the IET Germany community website or on the MFI website

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