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Dr Daniel Omeiza, Cognitive Robotics Group, makes MIT Technology Review’s 35 innovators under 35 list

List identifies the people driving the next wave of innovation, and what their work tells us about where technology will go in the near future

Congratulations to postdoctoral researcher Dr Daniel Omeiza of the Cognitive Robotics Group for making the MIT Technology Review’s 35 innovators under 35 list.

Established in 1999 as the TR100, the annual list recognizes outstanding innovators who are younger than 35. The awards span a wide range of fields, including biotechnology, materials, computer hardware, energy, transportation, communications, and the Web, searching for individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades. The goal is "to recognize the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems" as well as "ingenious and elegant work that matters to the world at large". 

Dr Omeiza has been working on the explainability problem in autonomous vehicles. He has developed explanation techniques to generate intelligible natural language and visual explanations for the decisions of intelligent vehicles based on data from perception and planning systems of a vehicle. A prototype of this work was exhibited at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed. He is currently codifying highway rules to be integrated into the explainers.

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