The RACECAR platform has been used in multiple MIT courses including a summer course for high schoolers. All courses use the powerful RACECAR platform, feature technical lectures and lab exercises, and end in a challenge that involves racing in realistic environments fully autonomously.
MIT’s robotics course, entitled “Robotics: Science and Systems” (6.141/16.405) is teaching robotics with the RACECAR platforms. The lectures teach the foundations of robotics. The lab exercises allow students to practice their skills in building perception software as well as motion planning and control software. The challenge now includes obstacles and floor markers that earn the teams extra points.
Summer Residential Robotics Course for High School Students. RACECARs were programmed by high school students. Stay tuned for more details!