Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-448C: Special Topics in Embedded Systems: Autonomous Robotics




Spring 2024 Description:
Machine learning and robotics have made great strides in recent times. This course aims to
combine the two topics in a fun and hands-on course that is broadly accessible and in which
discovery is encouraged. The topics include machine learning, computer vision, and robot
operating systems. Software implementations include learning the robot operating system
(ROS2), convolutional neural networks for object detection and computer vision techniques.
Students will learn how to develop a miniature self-driving robot based on the Jetson Orin Nano
platform and the RealSense camera for vision. Since this is a pilot course, students will be
encouraged to discover their own robotic applications tasks. Prior machine learning or robotics
knowledge is not required. However, strong C/Python programming skills and sense of wonder
are strongly preferred.

Last Modified: 2023-11-02 9:54AM

Current session:

This course is currently being offered.

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2024
  • Fall 2023
  • Spring 2023