Self driving car – Take 1

The following video shows the first quasi autonomous movements of my 1:8 sized buggy. I wrote a little script that makes movements suitable for turning the car.  I had no space in my flat for letting it run right now so I stuck with the ‘dry run’ for now. After adding some more sensors I will replace the script to be event driven instead of timer based.

The electronic components are: Toradex Colibri T20 on an Iris carier board running Linux (I got that one at embedded world this year) and an Arduino for controlling the servos. There also is a DC motor controller for driving the wheels that came with the car.

AI online class

I just read about an online course at stanford university in the last couple of days. This is meant to be a full university course called introduction to Artificial Intelligence and includes homework assignments each week as well as midterm end final exams (only for the advanced track, basic track only requires watching the lecture material). You will get a statement of accomplishment at the end.

I will try to take this class, lets see if I can manage to finish the advanced track.