It’s official. I now know how to program a robotic car.
It was not easy by any means, but I aced Udacity’s seven-week class, CS373: Programming a Robotic Car. I spent a few hours a week on homework and a few hours a week on classwork, with the seventh week being the final exam.
I had to brush up on some math concepts I started to forget, like matrix arithmetic and probabilities, but I was able to get through, thanks to the Khan Academy. Some of the topics I learned about were:
- Markov localization
- Kalman Filters
- PID Controllers
- Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
- A* Pathfinding
- Dynamic programming
All in all, I learned a ton and I’m looking forward to trying out some of these concepts with quadcopters. I wish Udacity the best of luck and I’m looking forward to new and exciting classes from them and I hope they make Computer Vision one of them.