About This Course
Whether it's well-known car manufacturer like Tesla or new technology companies like Google: many different companies are working on the development of autonomous vehicles. This emerging field provides a lot of potential and if you are interested in the basics of autonomous driving and what is necessary to bring an autonomous car to live, then this course is for you.
But don't be worried about that this is another theory-only lecture series: In this course we will work hands-on and lab centered for everyone who is interested in the field of artificial intelligence, motion planning, control theory, and applied machine learning. From the very beginning we will introduce you to both a simulation environment and real hardware: Our 1/10th-scale autonomous race car.
We will not only teach you about the theory, you will also learn how to program the algorithms. We will also show you how to bring your autonomous driving algorithms on the real F1TENTH hardware.
In the 4 week course we will teach you about the basics of autonomous driving and give you a glimpse of what is necessary to implement an autonomous driving function. We will show you different methods for creating a map and localizing the car afterwards on that map. In addition we will try out different path planners to make the car more agile on the racetrack.