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 learning the foundations of autonomous driving, 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 the fundamentals of autonomous driving in the field of perception, planning and control and how to program them. We will also show you how to bring your autonomous driving algorithms on the real F1TENTH Hardware. By focusing on the racing environment you will also learn how to develop algorithms that operate on the edge of vehicle dynamics: High accelerations, high velocities and high computation frequencies.
In the 15 week course we will provide you the most comprehensive learning experience in the field of autonomous driving and teach you about the theory and programming of methods and algorithms in the field of perception, mapping, localization, trajectory planning and control. As an add on we will have a discussion about the moral implications of autonomous systems.