learning AI with duckies
Duckietown started as a class at MIT in 2016 (duckumentary). It then grew to a worldwide initiative. In Fall of 2017, a coordinated class was taught at ETH Zürich, Université de Montréal, TTI Chicago, and NCTU Taiwan. In Fall 2018, the platform will be used for a the “AI Driving Olympics” live competition at NIPS 2018.
The platform that we develop has two components: Duckiebots and Duckietowns. Duckiebots are low-cost mobile robots that are built almost entirely from off-the-shelf parts. The only onboard sensor is the forward-facing camera. Duckietowns comprise the road, which is constructed from exercise mats and tape, and the signage which the robots use to navigate around.
Use in education
The Duckietown platform is primarily used for robotics autonomy education. We have developed a “class-in-a-box” that comprises lectures, exercises, and theory, that combine with the physical robot platform to reinforce the core concepts.
The Duckietown Foundation announces the AI Driving Olympics, a self-driving car competition to debut at NIPS 2018
The Duckietown Foundation is excited to announce the official opening of the The AI Driving Olympics, a new competition focused around AI for self-driving cars.
The 2nd edition of the Duckietown demo was a an internationally coordinated event. Massive Duckietown expositions were built in ETH Zürich and Université de Montréal,