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
This course is currently being offered.
- Spring 2024
- Fall 2023
- Spring 2023