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M.Sc. Tim Brüdigam

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Automatic Control Engineering (Prof. Buss)

Postal address

Postal:
Theresienstr. 90
80333 München


Short Biography

Since 05/2017 Research Associate
Chair of Automatic Control Engineering
Technical University Munich, Germany (TUM)
04/2016 - 01/2017 Master Thesis: Influence of Flexible Wings on Flight Performance
California Institute of Technology, USA
2014 - 2017 Master of Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Focus: Control Theory and Automation Technology, Robotics
Technical University Munich, Germany (TUM)
04/2014 - 08/2014 Bachelor Thesis: L1 Adaptive Control for Quadrocopters
University of South Carolina, USA
2011 - 2014 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Focus: Control Theory, Electrical Machines
Technical University Munich, Germany (TUM)

Research Interests

Among my research interests are:

Stochastic Model Predictive Control (MPC) for autonomous driving

MPC has proved to be effective for trajectory planning in autonomous driving. An optimization problem is solved to generate a vehicle trajectory for the near future. After the optimized input is applied to only the next time step, the optimization problem is solved again – but now the horizon is shifted by one step.

As driving takes place in environments that are not deterministic, it is necessary to account for these uncertainties, e.g. due to multiple possible maneuvers by other vehicles. For this purpose we are working on Stochastic MPC for autonomous driving in cooperation with BMW.

Details

 

Legible Model Predictive Control for autonomous driving

Autonomous vehicles can assist other traffic participants in correctly predicting the autonomous vehicle’s future maneuvers. This cooperative behavior has a positive effect on traffic flow, while not increasing risk. For this reason, we developed and investigate Legible MPC to generate readable vehicle trajectories.

 

 

Student Theses

I am always looking for motivated students that are interested in my research. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in a thesis, even if no topics are currently listed below.

Please let me know when you plan to start, include your transcript of records, and if available your resume, so that I can find a topic that fits your background.

 

 

Publications

2018

  • Brüdigam, T.; Ahmic, K.; Leibold, M.; Wollherr, D.: Legible Model Predictive Control for Autonomous Driving on Highways. IFAC-PapersOnLine 51 (20), 2018, 215-221 more… Full text ( DOI ) Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Brüdigam, T.; Olbrich, M.; Leibold, M.; Wollherr, D.: Combining Stochastic and Scenario Model Predictive Control to Handle Target Vehicle Uncertainty in an Autonomous Driving Highway Scenario. 2018 21st International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2018, 1317-1324 more… Full text ( DOI ) Full text (mediaTUM)