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New Course on Self-Driving Cars Combines Remote and Hands-On Learning With Real-World Robots

Today, we’re excited to announce a new course—Self-Driving Cars with Duckietown. Self-driving cars and the robotics and AI science behind them have the potential to completely change the way we live and travel. With such incredible change, comes lots of important technological and intellectual challenges. This new course provides learners everywhere with the opportunity to not only understand, but to also experience first hand the technology that informs self-driving cars.

Created by edX partner Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), with the University of Montreal in collaboration with the Duckietown Foundation and the Toyota Technological Institute in Chicago (TTIC), this first-of-its-kind course dives into the science behind making and deploying the robots that power self driving cars. This is all made possible by the use of real-world scaled-down autonomous vehicles (DuckieBots) operating a model urban environment (DuckieTown). There is also an opportunity to work on a real robot with an at-home NVIDIA Jetson Nano powered Duckiebot kit.

The course is open for enrollment today and starts on February 22. You can read more about the collaboration behind this new course via the Duckietown Foundation’s announcement here.