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Dr. Koba Natroshvili

High Performance Perception for Automated Driving

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. – Albert Einstein

Dr. Koba Natroshvili

More than 20 years working on the different algorithms related to automated driving. These include perception, motion planning and control, localization etc. Currently investigating the very interesting and challenging field of radar perception with deep learning.

I have been a guest professor at the Free University in Tbilisi, Georgia (Institute of Mathematics and Applied Computer Science - MACS) since 2016.

I give lectures in Computer Vision and Machine Learning.

I am very proud of the fact that in 4 years I have accumulated 800 voluntary hours and introduced the fascinating subject of machine learning to more than 400 students.

In the past, I was often able to prove that 'nothing is more practical than the result of the complex theory'.

~40 journal and conference publications

~55 patents

Curriculum vitae

Senior Algorithm Architect, Intel Corporation

2012
Algorithms for the Automotive Solutions Division, Intel patent committee member for several committees: Automated Driving, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision
Intel High 5 Award from the Patent Office 6 times, Intel Germany President Award

Senior Engineer, Algorithm Development, Harman International/Becker Automotive Systems GmbH

2007
Algorithm implementations for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

ZESS (Center for Sensor Systems), University of Siegen, PhD, Radar Communications and Systems Technology

2004
PhD research in the field of Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar Focusing
Best PhD, IPP ZESS, 2006

Selected publications

  • Focusing of general bistatic SAR configuration data with 2-D inverse scaled FFT

    K Natroshvili et al. (2006)

    Focusing of general bistatic SAR configuration data with 2-D inverse scaled FFT
    • K Natroshvili, O Loffeld, H Nies, AM Ortiz, S Knedlik
    • IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 44 (10), 2718-2727
  • Analysis and focusing of bistatic airborne SAR data

    H Nies et al. (2007)

    Analysis and focusing of bistatic airborne SAR data
    • H Nies, O Loffeld, K Natroshvili
    • IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 45 (11), 3342-3349
  • Bistatic exploration using spaceborne and airborne SAR sensors: a close collaboration between FGAN, ZESS, and FOMAAS

    J Ender et al. (2006)

    Bistatic exploration using spaceborne and airborne SAR sensors: a close collaboration between FGAN, ZESS, and FOMAAS
    • J Ender, J Klare, I Walterscheid, A Brenner, M Weiss, C Kirchner
    • IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1828-1831
  • First steps to bistatic focusing

    K Natroshvili et al. (2005)

    First steps to bistatic focusing
    • K Natroshvili, O Loffeld, H Nies, AM Ortiz, Proceedings
    • IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
  • Bistatic airborne/spaceborne hybrid experiment: simulation and analysis

    U Gebhardt et al. (2006)

    Bistatic airborne/spaceborne hybrid experiment: simulation and analysis
    • U Gebhardt, O Loffeld, H Nies, K Natroshvili, J Ender
    • Proc. EUSAR
  • A solution for bistatic motion compensation

    H Nies et al. (2006)

    A solution for bistatic motion compensation
    • H Nies, O Loffeld, K Natroshvili, A Ortiz, J Ender
    • IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1204-1207
  • Bistatic space borne/airborne experiment: Geometrical modeling and simulation

    U Gebhardt et al. (2006)

    Bistatic space borne/airborne experiment: Geometrical modeling and simulation
    • U Gebhardt, O Loffeld, H Nies, K Natroshvili, S Knedlik
    • IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1832-1835
  • Fast and reliable recognition of supplementary traffic signs

    D Nienhüser et al. (2010)

    Fast and reliable recognition of supplementary traffic signs
    • D Nienhüser, T Gumpp, JM Zöllner, K Natroshvili
    • IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 896-901
  • Focusing of arbitrary bistatic SAR configurations

    K Natroshvili et al. (2006)

    Focusing of arbitrary bistatic SAR configurations
    • K Natroshvili, O Loffeld, H Nies
    • Proc. EUSAR 2006
  • Real-time pedestrian detection by fusing PMD and CMOS cameras

    K Natroshvili et al. (2008)

    Real-time pedestrian detection by fusing PMD and CMOS cameras
    • K Natroshvili, M Schmid, M Stephan, A Stiegler, T Schamm
    • IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 925-929

Interview

Dr. Koba Natroshvili

Dr. Koba Natroshvili

Research Scientist in Perception for Automated Driving, Guest Professor at the Free University of Georgia

Please tell us what fascinates you most about research.

Research is creating new knowledge - Neil Amstrong.

Automated driving includes algorithms in the interdisciplinary fields. We humans divide complex systems into modules and try to solve problems by interaction between these modules. In nature, we do not have these artificial borders and it is quite challenging to describe the behavior of the different systems in the proper way.

Dr. Koba Natroshvili

Dr. Koba Natroshvili

Research Scientist in Perception for Automated Driving, Guest Professor at the Free University of Georgia

What makes research done at Bosch so special?

At Bosch you meet brilliant people working in interdisciplinary fields.

We permanently listen to the voice of industry and our ideas can become the product in very short period. The combination of academic and corporate research makes Bosch very special.

Dr. Koba Natroshvili

Dr. Koba Natroshvili

Research Scientist in Perception for Automated Driving, Guest Professor at the Free University of Georgia

What research topics are you currently working on at Bosch?

Currently I am concentrating on perception in automated driving.

Most of the deep learning algorithms in the perception field were initially developed for optical camera images. It is quite challenging to extend these algorithms to other automative sensors such as Radar, LiDAR or Ultrasonic. Generally, in Artificial Intelligence we teach machines to behave like humans. To me, the most challenging task is to ensure that intelligent agents act both fast and safe at all times.

Dr. Koba Natroshvili

Dr. Koba Natroshvili

Research Scientist in Perception for Automated Driving, Guest Professor at the Free University of Georgia

What are the biggest scientific challenges in your field of research?

Developing concepts and solutions for automated driving which work efficient, robust and safe everywhere - even in unknown situations.

Motivating a young generation with the fascinating topics of AI.

Dr. Koba Natroshvili

Dr. Koba Natroshvili

Research Scientist in Perception for Automated Driving, Guest Professor at the Free University of Georgia

How do the results of your research become part of solutions "Invented for life"?

Bosch automated driving solutions should save resources, help the environment, and make life for humans better and safer.

Dr. Koba Natroshvili

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Dr. Koba Natroshvili
Research Scientist in Perception for Automated Driving
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