The first Duckietown Summer School aims at training potential instructors and teaching assistants in future Duckietown courses. Since Duckietown is project-based learning, teaching assistants and mentors are one of the most important resources to make a successful Duckietown course. We believe that such training is a valuable learning experience for students’ skills of problem solving, team work, and leadership. We are happy to have individuals from Korea, Indonesia, and Taiwan in the first Duckietown Summer School. All materials are available as open source, and the hope is that others in the community will adopt the platform for education and research. The first Duckietown Summer School held in National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan on July 17-19, 2017.
The first Duckietown Summer School is held in National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan on July 17-19, 2017. There are 8 sections, and the detail of each section is here .
Professional Training – The 3-day course includes both hardware, such as Duckiebot assembly, soldering of PWM, 3D printing, as well as software developments: Robot Operation System (ROS), Python, Jupyter Notebook, and OpenCV. We will also cover the principles and processing steps of autonomous lane following.
Learning by Doing – Each section will include a 15-20 minute lecture, followed by hand-on section to finish a few specific tasks.
Evaluation – Each participant needs to finish the tasks in each section, and forms small group for final presentation (5 minute spotlight and a live demo or video.