Autonomous Systems that Model Human Behaviour

Autonomous Vehicles need to be tested in simulation before trying them on real roads. For these simulations to be lifelike, they must include humans displaying realistic behaviours in addition to simulating the road environment accurately.

We build realistic A.I.-based human behaviour models, using a machine learning technique called Imitation Learning. Our models enable scalable, fast, robust, and safe testing of Autonomous Vehicles.

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How We Do It

There are two stages to our learning process: extraction of behaviours from raw data, and learning to imitate those behaviours.

Computer Vision detects road users and tracks their motion. Imitation Learning, also known as Learning from Demonstration, then learns to create new, artificial behaviours which are indistinguishable from the ones used as the demonstration input, meaning our virtual humans are completely realistic.

Our virtual humans integrate with our customers’ preferred simulator via a standard API.

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Realism

We learn the bad human behaviours as well as the good, as it’s essential to test an AV in simulation against the kinds of scenes it will encounter in the real world.

More realistic virtual testing reduces the need for costly and risky physical testing at an early stage.

Scalability

Our virtual humans support highly scalable testing of AVs. Efficient compute runs hundreds of virtual humans on the equivalent of a standard laptop, and rare edge cases can be tested repeatedly.

Scalable, automated testing speeds up software development.

Easy Integration

Our virtual humans are platform-agnostic. They integrate into all the common simulation engines, either as a Library or through a co-simulation, using standard frameworks for agent-control modules.

Unlimited Scenarios for Simulation Testing

Test scenarios

Autonomous Car Testing

An autonomous car, like any complex system, has to be tested in simulation before it is safe for human use. We build models of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians for these virtual reality environments, simulating unique, realistic, and challenging road conditions to test the safety of an autonomous car’s decision-making.

Autonomous Car Certification

Driverless cars will require a very different certification process than normal cars. We are working with international OEMs, insurers, industry stakeholders, and government to establish a ground-breaking certification framework for autonomous cars, through two Innovate UK grant-funded projects.

Other Applications

Our computer vision automatically extracts large amounts of information from raw data. We are using this to provide advanced traffic analytics using only traffic camera footage.

Our machine-learning technology can be applied to any environment with readily available demonstration data, video or otherwise.

AI. Humanised

Our Mission

The idea for our company originated from our research work developing interactive tele-presence robots for elderly care homes, improving the quality of care and sense of community.

We believe huge societal and commercial value will be created by autonomous systems that co-exist in harmony with humans. Our technology moves us closer to that goal.

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We make state-of-the-art AI that works in the real world.

Working with us means exposure to the latest deep learning research and the opportunity to transfer that thinking out of the lab into software that brings our customers tangible benefits.

We are building a place where people are free to think and create in the way that works best for them.

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