The road to robotics and AI
providing learning experiences that are
What we do
The AI Driving Olympics (AI-DO) is back! We are excited to announce the launch of the AI-DO 3, which will culminate in a live competition event
Team JetBrains came out on top on all 3 challenges It was a busy (and squeaky) few days at the International Conference on Robotics and
The AI-DO is back! We are excited to announce that we are now ready to accept submissions for AI-DO 2, which will culminate in a
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The Duckietown project
Duckietown is now a worldwide initiative to realize a new vision for AI/robotics education.
Since 2018 the project is coordinated by the non-profit Duckietown Foundation.
The Duckietown platform
The platform has two parts: 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 are the roads, which are constructed from exercise mats and tape, and the signage which the robots use to navigate around.
Duckietown for education
The Duckietown platform designed as part of an a university AI/robotics curriculum.
It has been used in prestigious universities, such as MIT, ETH Zürich, and Université de Montréal.
We are developing a “class-in-a-box” that comprises lectures, exercises, and theory, that combine with the physical robot platform to reinforce the core concepts.
If you are an instructor interested in using Duckietown, read here to get started.
Duckietown for research
The Duckietown platform has also been used extensively for research on mobile robotics and physically embodied AI systems.
If you are a researcher, read more about getting started about using the platform for research. See also: papers using Duckietown, the researchers using Duckietown.
Duckietown for “Makademics”
Makademics (makers + academics) are people who want to learn and build on their own and also want a very deep understanding of how things are working.
With Duckietown you can easily build your own robot, and follow along our lectures and interact with a global community of learners.