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AIFB 02-2022 Bachelor or Master Thesis: Anomaly Detectionwith World Models for Autonomous Driving


Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB)

Ihre Aufgaben

In computer vision, we often deal with models that have no good understanding of the how the world works. This leads to cases, where neural networks are severely wrong, while we humans can easily identify the issue. Luckily, world models, which learn a representation of the world, come to the rescue. In this thesis, you will train a world model, that not only learns from 2D image data, but also 3D voxel data.

The Topic:

  • You will perform state-of-the-art research on current world models with latent state representations and world-model based anomaly detection methods
  • You will use camera and lidar data fromthe CARLA simulation engine as training data
  • You will detect anomalies based on reconstruction errors, prediction errors, and latent space evaluation with a single pass of your world model
  • You will map found anomalies in a 3D voxel representation


as soon as possible

Ihre Qualifikation

Your Skills

  • You study Computer Science or a related course of study You are deeply interested in topics such as Autonomous Driving, Robotics, Deep Learning or Computer Vision
  • You are able to read and write scientific texts in English
  • You are fluid in Python, first experiences with PyTorch
  • You show an above-average degree of initiative and commitment as well as a thorough way of working

Das bieten wir Ihnen

  • You get exciting insights into our research and gain valuable practical experience
  • We use the latest hardware and software. Together with us you work in first-class laboratories (on-site or remotely)
  • Regular and extensive support: Weekly 1:1 meetings, bi-weekly student group meetings, monthly 1:1 strategy meetings
  • Collaboration with other students to get tips, learn together, and fix issues quickly High-quality theses will be published on KITopen, with the code on GitHub
  • We aim to publish this work in an IEEE paper with shared first authorship

Contract duration

6 Months

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Daniel Bogdoll, email:


Shoot me an e-mail at with your CV, grades, and a few sentences why you are interested. No cover letter necessary.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.