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Duckietown is at the intersection of education, training, and research and is designed for instructors, researchers, and makademics.
Teaching the Duckietown class was a wonderful experience for me and my students. The materials are great and the hands-on experience with the robot really helps reinforce the curriculum.
Starting from MIT CSAIL, Duckietown has grown into a global initiative that is inspiring students around the world to learn about self-driving cars, as well as the science and engineering of autonomy.
The Duckietown class is the autonomous driving pie: the filling is hardcore robotics, the casing is artificial intelligence, and as a plus, you get some funny ducks on top!
If University were like learning how to play a new instrument, where lessons are the exercises and exams the final auditions, Duckietown would be the full-blown rock concert, where you play for your fans and look to your heroes with admiration.
Duckietown was much more than just a class, it was a hands-on deep dive into hardware, software, and systems integration, and, most of all, it was a blast!
Spending the summer in Duckietown at MIT made me discover a completely new world: I understood that education can be a game and learning can be fun!
Great platform and solid e-learning experience!
Highly recommended. I joined the first cohort of "Self-Driving Cars with Duckietown" and loved it.
Very excited to be a part of the upcoming edition of "Self-Driving Cars with Duckietown". In the last edition, my students and I enjoyed learning of many new topics with hands-on experience. All the student team had a very good experience. Amazing support by Duckietown!
Thanks to the extraordinary learning and research platform Duckietown from ETHZurich, TTI Chicago, University of Montreal and the helpful around-the-hour support from the Duckietown core team #BFH was able to successfully introduce its BSc automotive engineering students in the exciting world of autonomous driving!
I believe that there’s a lot of interesting research directions that come from a standardized, small scale, accessible autonomous driving platform like Duckietown.
All the different concepts ranging from control to localization to computer vision can be applied in Duckietown. My students like it and they learn a lot about robotics.
In my class we go over the basics of robotics, starting with multi-agent processing or multi-process systems, like most robots are these days, and the Duckiebots are perfect for that
I think Duckietown is a very good education platform for teachers. We make use of the very good materials provided by Duckietown and I’m very satisfied with its implementation.
In engineering, true learning comes from practical implementation, and Duckietown offers that opportunity effectively.