Coursera and the University of Toronto are launching a course on software development for robo mobilesFebruary 4, 2019
The University of Toronto, together with the Coursera service, launches a specialization course on “unmanned vehicles”. It is designed for students with an engineering background and knowledge of Python, who had not previously dealt with robots.
According to Professor Stephen Vaslander, one of the authors of the course, there is clearly not enough “materials for beginners” in the “booming” field of unmanned cars. The reason is that most of the research in this area is carried out by private companies, which, as a rule, are not in a hurry to share the groundwork and carefully keep the “secrets”.
“As a result, even the owner of solid technical knowledge today is not easy to understand where to start,” says Vaslander.
The creators of the course promise to teach students to make digital maps of the area for ro-mobiles, properly organize a system of cameras and sensors for computer vision, and also write software that can drive a car.
The ultimate goal of the course is to give specialists the opportunity to see the “big picture”. In addition, novice engineers interested in unmanned cars, the program can help choose an area for specialization.
“At the end of the four stages of the course, students will be able to write software for a virtual car and test it on a virtual track,” the program description states.
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