AWS DeepRacer

Online Course

AWS DeepRacer

What is the course about?

AWS DeepRacer
The course AWS DeepRacer is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

This course will prepare you to create, train, and fine-tune reinforcement learning models in the AWS DeepRacer 3D racing simulator. You will be able to utilize the car’s tech specs, assembly, and calibration to train and deploy your racing model using AWS in both simulated and real-world tracks.

Course description
  • AWS DeepRacer
  • 2 weeks
  • Learn the fundamentals of machine learning and reinforcement learning in a fun and engaging way through autonomous driving with AWS DeepRacer.
  • Intro to AWS DeepRacer
  • Reinforcement learning in DeepRacer
  • Unboxing AWS DeepRacer
  • Under the Hood recap
  • DeepRacer Assembly
  • Steering calibration
  • Throttle Calibration
  • Track Preview
  • Get an overview of what you’ll be learning and doing in the course.
  • Learn about the items that come in the AWS DeepRacer box.
  • Assemble and calibrate your vehicle.
  • DeepRacer definition.
  • Types of machine learning.
  • Optional lesson for those who do not own the AWS DeepRacer hardware.
  • Learn about the platform by following what’s included in the box.
  • Learn what else is included in the vehicle beside the vehicle chassis.
  • Install the battery.
  • Boot the operating system and connect to wi-fi.
  • Calibrate.
  • Follow these steps to calibrate your vehicle.
  • Follow these steps to calibrate your throttle.
  • Preview one possible AWS DeepRacer track.
  • Build your own track.
  • We recommend students have a basic knowledge of Python.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • AWS DeepRacer is a 1/18th scale race car which gives you an interesting and fun way to get started with reinforcement learning (RL). With AWS DeepRacer, you now have a way to get hands-on with RL, experiment, and learn through autonomous driving. You can get started with the virtual car and tracks in the cloud-based 3D racing simulator. For a real-world experience, you can deploy your trained models onto AWS DeepRacer and race in the global AWS DeepRacer league, the world’s first global autonomous racing league for developers.

Prerequisites & Facts

AWS DeepRacer

Course Topic

Machine Learning

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

AWS DeepRacer

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Machine Learning