What we do
Compete in the 5th AI Driving Olympics (AI-DO) The 5th edition of the Artificial Intelligence Driving Olympics (AI-DO 5) has officially started! The AI-DO serves
Duckietown and NVIDIA work together for accessible AI and robotics education: Meet the NVIDIA powered Duckiebot
Duckietown and NVIDIA partnership for accessible AI and robotics education NVIDIA GTC, October 6, 2020: Duckietown and NVIDIA align efforts to push the boundaries of
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 @ETH_en “Self-driving cars with #Duckietown” MOOC is in full swing on @edXOnline.
In this video, we discuss what the “levels of automation” are.
NVIDIA #GTC21 is set to start on April 12th and #Duckietown will be featured among the #robotics education and #research sessions.
You can sign up to GTC and follow the event here: https://t.co/Xx1JAf6kTc
#Duckietown robot basics: how to turn on, turn off, and recharge the new @NVIDIAEmbedded #JetsonNano powered #Duckiebot. @ETH_en “Self-Driving Cars with #Duckietown” MOOC is ongoing on @edXOnline, you can learn how to enroll, for free, at #learningautonomy https://t.co/GwfzvGnCls
How do we assemble a state-of-the-art model self-driving car? From a box of parts to an @nvidiaembedded #Jetsonnano powered #Duckiebot MOOC Founder’s edition in only 70 steps! Join the @eth_en “Self-Driving Cars with #Duckietown” MOOC ongoing on @edXOnlin. https://t.co/A5V1BKkbdV
What is the difference between “autonomy” and “automation”?
Terminology is one of the first steps in #learningautonomy.
Discover robotics and AI with the “Self-driving cars with #Duckietown” MOOC, on @edXOnline !
Great to see #Duckietown being nominated as finalist in 3 categories of the 2021 Edtech Awards! Let’s go #learningautonomy! https://t.co/v0H7CoGsB5
“#SelfDrivingCars with #Duckietown” #MOOC by @eth_en is up and running on @edXonline.
Here’s an introduction from @EmilioFrazzoli, Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich.
Enrollment is free! Learn more at:
The @eth_en “Self-driving cars with Duckietown” #MOOC on @edXOnline has officially started!
Combine remote and hands-on learning with @Nvidiaembedded #JetsonNano powered #Duckiebots. Enrollment is free!
More on: https://t.co/NBMBTVKEnO
Getting ready for the first vehicle autonomy MOOC with hands-on learning!
“Self-driving cars with Duckietown” is the first vehicle autonomy MOOC with hands-on learning. Enroll for free on @edXOnline and learn #robotics and #AI by getting a real world @NVIDIAEmbedded #JetsonNano powered #Duckiebot!
Learn more at: https://t.co/MNYlCmkI5n
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The Duckietown project
Duckietown started as a class at MIT in 2016. You can watch the “duckumentary” created about the first class.
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.
We want to allow everybody to learn AI/robotics even if they are not at elite institutions like MIT and ETH Zürich.
With Duckietown you can easily build your own robot, and follow along our lectures and interact with a global community of learners.