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[UDACITY] Flying Car v1.0.0

NANODEGREE PROGRAM–nd787 Flying Car and Autonomous Flight Engineer Nanodegree Master autonomous flight software engineering skills as you build your career in flying cars and drone robotics. SKILL COVERED 3D Motion PlanningControlsEstimationKalman Filters + MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES Technical Assistant UAVUAV systems engineerInstrumentation & Control Engineer + MORE PREREQUISITES Substantial experience programming in any languageIntermediate-level programming experience

NANODEGREE PROGRAM–nd787

Flying Car and Autonomous Flight Engineer Nanodegree

Master autonomous flight software engineering skills as you build your career in flying cars and drone robotics.

  • SKILL COVERED
    3D Motion PlanningControlsEstimationKalman Filters

    + MORE

  • JOB OPPORTUNITIES
    Technical Assistant UAVUAV systems engineerInstrumentation & Control Engineer

    + MORE

  • PREREQUISITES
    Substantial experience programming in any languageIntermediate-level programming experience in Python or willingness to learnIntermediate-level programming experience in C++ or willingness to learn (including knowledge of memory allocation, classes, and references)Basic Linear algebraCalculus (derivatives and integrals)Probability and statistics (mean, variance, and probability distributions)Basic Physics (basic mechanics including knowledge of kinematics, dynamics, and torque)

    + MORE

  • CLASSROOM OPENS
    20 March 2019
    DURATION
    4 monthsWe recommend 10 hrs / week

DREAM BIG. WE’LL GET YOU THERE!

Whatever your goals, Udacity is dedicated to helping you make them happen. Master the latest skills, build amazing projects, and advance your career. With our unrivaled support and personalized attention we’ll do everything we can to make sure you succeed. We’ve got the support you need to turn your dreams into reality.

  • Dedicated personal mentor

    Overcome barriers to your learning with a knowledgeable mentor who can answer your questions and keep you focused on your goals.


  • Weekly live sessions

    Get the close attention you need and interact with your classmates in regular live Q&A sessions and webinars.


  • Personalized learning plan

    Accelerate your learning and beat your goals with a learning plan designed around your life.

Why Take This Nanodegree Program?

In this program, you’ll learn from world-class experts, write aircraft-ready code, and tackle real-world challenges ranging from emergency aid to fleet coordination. You’ll master controls, planning, and more. In an increasingly congested world, flying cars look to the skies to provide smart transportation solutions that benefit us all.

Why Take This Nanodegree Program?

Flying cars will return 8 billion valuable commuter hours to U.S. drivers!

World-Class Instructors

Learn from instructors who are leaders in this transformational field. Work with the pioneering thinkers who are actively creating the next-generation of autonomous flight systems.

Cutting-Edge Tools

Cutting-Edge Tools

Work with Udacity’s custom-built flight simulator, and benefit from personalized guidance as you port your code to actual drones and contribute to open source projects.

Groundbreaking Curriculum

Groundbreaking Curriculum

Groundbreaking Curriculum

Master cutting-edge skills in controls, planning, and more. Start writing your own code to solve the real-world problems experts in the field grapple with daily.

Career Growth

Career Growth

Discover rewarding opportunities through our many hiring partnerships, and with the support of our dedicated Careers Team. Gain access to a professional network of experts and advocates.

SKILLS COVERED

  • 3D Motion Planning
  • Controls
  • Estimation
  • Kalman Filters

What You Will Learn

SYLLABUS

Flying Car Curriculum

You’ll learn the core concepts required to design and develop robots that fly. You’ll work with the quadrotor test platform and our custom flight simulator to implement planning, control, and estimation solutions.

SEE FEWER DETAILS

4 Months to complete

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

To optimize your chances for a successful application to our Flying Car Nanodegree program, we’ve created a list of prerequisites and recommendations to help prepare you for the program curriculum.See detailed requirements.

  • Introduction

    Learn about our quadrotor test platform, work in our custom simulator, and build your first project—getting a quadrotor to take-off and fly around a backyard!

    BACKYARD FLYER

  • 3D Motion Planning

    Optimize 2D solutions using waypoints, then scale solutions to 3D problems. Apply these skills by autonomously navigating your drone through a dense urban environment.

    3D MOTION PLANNING

  • Controls

    Moving a flying vehicle requires determining appropriate low-level motor controls. Here, you’ll build a nonlinear cascaded controller for your drone system.

    BUILDING A CONTROLLER

  • Estimation

    Utilize sensor fusion and filtering. Design an Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) to estimate attitude and position from IMU and GPS data of a flying robot.

    ESTIMATION

  • [Optional] Fixed-Wing Aircraft

    Learn the dynamics of fixed-wing flight and apply what you’ve learned by writing code to control a fixed-wing aircraft in simulation.

    FIXED-WING CONTROL

NEED TO PREPARE?

We recommend the Intro to Self-Driving Cars Nanodegree Program.

“Flying Cars and drones are the future of transportation, and they will massively change the world. Autonomous systems are the key to this future. Graduates will be immediately qualified to work in, and shape, this incredible field.”
— SEBASTIAN THRUN

Learn with the best

Nicholas Roy

Nicholas Roy

INSTRUCTOR

Nicholas Roy is a Professor in the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, at MIT. He also founded Project Wing at X.

Angela Schoellig

Angela Schoellig

INSTRUCTOR

Angela is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), and an Associate Director of the Center for Aerial Robotics Research and Education (CARRE) at the University of Toronto.

Sebastian Thrun

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.

Raffaello D’Andrea

Raffaello D’Andrea

INSTRUCTOR

Raffaello is a Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He is also the founder of Verity Studios, and a co-founder of Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics).

Jake Lussier

Jake Lussier

PRODUCT LEAD

Jake is a PhD Candidate in AI at Stanford University focused on robotics, perception, and human-centered design. Prior to serving as Product Lead at Udacity, he founded an early-stage food-technology startup and consulted on flying cars.

Sergei Lupashin

Sergei Lupashin

INSTRUCTOR

Sergei has a PhD in MechE from ETH Zurich and a BS in ECE from Cornell. He brings experience from projects such as industrial drones, self-driving cars and controls testbeds. He is a TED Fellow and founder of Fotokite.

Andy Brown

Andy Brown

CURRICULUM LEAD

Andy has a bachelor’s degree in physics from MIT, and taught himself to program after college (mostly with Udacity courses). He has been helping Udacity make incredible educational experiences since the early days of the company.

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