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Become a Robotics Software Engineer

Nanodegree Program

Build hands-on projects to acquire core robotics software engineering skills: ROS, Gazebo, Localization, Mapping, SLAM, Navigation, and Path Planning.

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00Days13Hrs58Min03Sec

  • Estimated time
    4 Months

    At 10-15 hrs/week

  • Enroll by
    August 17, 2022

    Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment

  • Prerequisites
    Mathematics & Programming

What you will learn

  1. Robotics Software Engineer

    4 months to complete

    Begin your exploration into the world of robotics software engineering with a practical, system-focused approach to programming robots using the ROS framework and C++. In addition, learn and apply robotics software engineering algorithms such as localization, mapping, and navigation.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    To optimize your chances of success in the Robotics Software Engineer Nanodegree program, we’ve created a list of prerequisites and recommendations to prepare you for the program curriculum.

    1. Introduction To Robotics

      Learn the essential elements of robotics, meet your instructors, and get familiar with the tools that will help you succeed in this program.

      • Gazebo World

        Learn how to simulate your first robotic environment with Gazebo, the most common simulation engine used by Roboticists around the world.

      • ROS Essentials

        Discover how ROS provides a flexible and unified software environment for developing robots in a modular and reusable manner. Learn how to manage existing ROS packages within a project, and how to write ROS Nodes of your own in C++.

      • Localization

        Learn how Gaussian filters can be used to estimate noisy sensor readings, and how to estimate a robot’s position relative to a known map of the environment with Monte Carlo Localization (MCL).

      • Mapping and SLAM

        Learn how to create a Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) implementation with ROS packages and C++. You’ll achieve this by combining mapping algorithms with what you learned in the localization lessons.

      • Path Planning and Navigation

        Learn different Path Planning and Navigation algorithms. Then, combine SLAM and Navigation into a home service robot that can autonomously transport objects in your home!

    All our programs include:

    • Real-world projects from industry experts

      With real-world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top-tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

    • Technical mentor support

      Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you, and keeping you on track.

    • Career services

      You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.

    • Flexible learning program

      Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

    Program Offerings

    • Class content

      • Real-world projects
      • Project reviews
      • Project feedback from experienced reviewers
    • Student services

      • Technical mentor support
      • Student community
    • Career services

      • Github review
      • Linkedin profile optimization

    Succeed with personalized services.

    We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

    Get timely feedback on your projects.

    • Personalized feedback
    • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
    • Practical tips and industry best practices
    • Additional suggested resources to improve
    • 1,400+

      project reviewers

    • 2.7M

      projects reviewed

    • 88/100

      reviewer rating

    • 1.1 hours

      avg project review turnaround time

    Mentors available to answer your questions.

    • Support for all your technical questions
    • Questions answered quickly by our team of technical mentors
    • 1,400+

      technical mentors

    • 0.85 hours

      median response time

    Learn with the best.

    Learn with the best.

    • Sebastian Thrun

      Instructor

      As the founder and president of Udacity, Sebastian’s mission is to democratize education. He is also the founder of Google X, where he led projects including the Self-Driving Car, Google Glass, and more.

    • David Silver

      Curriculum Lead

      David Silver leads the School of Autonomous Systems at Udacity. Before Udacity, David was a research engineer on the autonomous vehicle team at Ford. He has an MBA from Stanford, and a BSE in computer science from Princeton.

    • Karim Chamaa

      Course Developer

      Karim started his early career as a Mechanical Engineer. He earned his M.S. in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering from NYU. His specialties include Kinematics, Control, and Electronics.

    • Julia Chernushevich

      Course Developer

      Julia is an experienced educator and robotics specialist. Her previous work experiences include teaching Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo and designing electric vehicles for underground mines.

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