Torc to Present Nine Papers at CVPR 2024

Driving Autonomous AI with Torc’s Head of Intelligence

This summer, Torc’s Head of Artificial Intelligence, Felix Heide, and his team of both Princeton University and Torc colleagues will present an extraordinary total of nine papers at the IEEE / CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR). Featuring information on geometry reconstruction, generative method, learning techniques, novel datasets and more, Felix and his team will exhibit their core competencies in researching and creating AI tools and techniques for self-driving artificial intelligence and beyond.

Torc at IEEE/CVF CVPR Conference

As one of the primary events in the field of computer vision, CVPR brings leading researchers, industry professionals, academics, and more, to a weeklong conversation about the latest findings in the world of computer vision and pattern recognition. With its main exhibition floor, presentations, and expert attendees, CVPR offers all levels of computer science professional with an opportunity to share their cutting-edge research and collaborate within the community. The IEEE/CVF CVPR Conference serves as the perfect backdrop for the innovative research Torc is spearheading.

The nine papers at CVPR 2024 cover a wide range of topics, each offering unique insights and contributions to the field. From advancements in neural rendering to new types of lidar, Felix, joined by his Princeton and Torc teams, has developed comprehensive content that reflects the depth and breadth of the industry’s expertise. Their work showcases the latest developments in computer vision and pattern recognition and indicates the ongoing progress of autonomous trucking technology.

Innovating Freight with AI

The significance of this research extends far beyond the confines of academic discourse. By pushing the boundaries of AI and machine learning, this work has the potential to revolutionize the autonomous driving industry and reshape the way we interact with technology. At Torc, these contributions help us pave the way for safer, more efficient freight systems that will benefit fleet professionals, everyday consumers, and all highway users.

As we move forward, AI research points us towards exciting new possibilities for collaboration and innovation. As academia, industry, and other research organizations come together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow, conferences like CVPR play a crucial role in fostering dialogue and driving progress. By sharing their insights and expertise, researchers like Felix and his team can shape the future of AI and propel us towards a world where driverless trucks enhance our lives in ways we’ve only begun to imagine.

These contributions not only highlight the cutting-edge research happening at Torc Robotics but also underscore the validity and potential of autonomous technology. As we continue to innovate our automated truck technology, our team’s contributions propel us to drive the future of freight in new and innovative ways. For our team, self-driving AI isn’t just a future concept, but a tangible reality that will make our world safer, faster, and stronger.


About Felix Heide, Torc’s Head of AI

Felix Heide is an industry leader in both artificial intelligence and autonomous technology. His journey to becoming an expert in general artificial intelligence, self-driving AI, and machine learning began long before his time at Torc, ranging from his first internship with NVIDIA Research in 2013 to his current role leading autonomous trucking development.

Felix is an Assistant Professor at Princeton University, Head of AI at Torc Robotics, and founder of the self-driving vehicle startup Algolux (now part of Torc). He is researching the theory and application of computational imaging and computer vision systems. Exploring imaging, vision, and display systems end-to-end, Felix’s work lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence, computer graphics, and computer vision.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, his undergraduate degree from the University of Siegen, and was a postdoc at Stanford University. His doctoral dissertation won the Alain Fournier Dissertation Award and the SIGGRAPH outstanding doctoral dissertation award. He won the NSF CAREER Award 2021 and the Sony Young Faculty Award 2021. He was named a Packard Fellow in 2022 and a Sloan Research Fellow in 2023. Felix was named SIGGRAPH New Significant Researcher in 2023.



This article is part one of three articles about Torc’s presence at CVPR this year. Look for more news about specific paper information, and the CVPR event in June.