MOOC course on edX called 'Self-Driving Cars with Duckietown'

I co-organized the first hardware based massive online open course (MOOC) in AI and robotics: “Self-Driving Cars with Duckietown”, free on edX, aimed at teaching autonomy hands-on by making real robots that take their own decisions and accomplish broadly defined tasks. The course guides learners step-by-step from the theory, to the implementation, to the deployment in simulation as well as on real robots (Duckiebots).


The following institutions participated:

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ)
Université de Montréal (UdM)
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC)


I lead the effort of designing a new robot, the DB21M, specifically tailored to the MOOC experience.
Powered by an nVidia’s Jetson Nano onboard computer, the DB21M was the first AI-capable robot developed by Duckietown and a platform for learners to see their AI algorithms come to life.