227-0085-58L  Projekte & Seminare: Autonomous Cars and Robots

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersM. Magno
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BSc.

The course unit can only be taken once. Repeated enrollment in a later semester is not creditable.


227-0085-58 PProjekte & Seminare: Autonomous Cars and Robots Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
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4 hrs
Wed08:15-12:00ETZ D 61.1 »
M. Magno

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AbstractThe category of "Laboratory Courses, Projects, Seminars" includes courses and laboratories in various formats designed to impart practical knowledge and skills. Moreover, these classes encourage independent experimentation and design, allow for explorative learning and teach the methodology of project work.
ObjectiveAutonomous mobile robotics is a promising field that spans from food delivery robots to the Perseverance Mars rover. In this P&S you will be introduced to the fundamental building blocks of robotics, by hands on experience in the context of the F1TENTH autonomous racing and the Robot Operating System (ROS)!

Autonomous racing pushes the boundaries in algorithmic design and implementation in the
fields of perception, planning and control. Thus it serves researchers as a limits test for
autonomous driving and is an important building step in the field of general self driving and
AI. F1TENTH is an open-source autonomous racing competition involving a racing car in the
scale of 1:10.

This P&S allows you to apply hands-on robotics and is the right fit for you if you want to further delve into this fascinating field of embedded systems, perception, planning and control. Lastly, you will get experience in the widely used ROS framework.
Prerequisites / Notice- Can use the Linux-Terminal (e.g. navigating folder structure and ssh)
- Python (e.g. basic loops, OOP)
- Interest in autonomous driving
- 20GB of free space on your laptop

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersM. Magno
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
PlacesLimited number of places. Special selection procedure.
Beginning of registration periodRegistration possible from 16.09.2022
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupElectrical Engin. + Information Technology BSc (228000)
Waiting listuntil 07.10.2022
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 30.09.2022

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