Self driving ducks


#1

Anyone interesting in self-driving vehicle technology might be interested in Duckietown (https://www.duckietown.org/)

I have a duckietown vehicle and I’m currently putting some tracks together to start experimenting with it.


#2

Are the Duckietown vehicles restricted to their design or is it open to other designs?


#3

This is really cool. I am going to look further into this. I just watched this video on it.


#4

I think if you want to participate in the official events you need to use vehicles meeting their spec (not sure though).

The vehicles are nothing special though: Raspberry Pi 3, Pi camera, motor controller and some LEDs so with a bit of effort you could probably use most of the materials with a custom vehicle if you wrote your own motor controller).


#5

It would be fun to compete in one of the official AI-DO events :slight_smile:


#6

Yeah it would, I wonder if there is a Duckietown organisation in the UK


#7

Funny you should ask :grinning:
There are communities for different regions. There is one for the UK as a whole (https://www.duckietown.org/forums/forum/communities/uk-forum) as well as England (https://www.duckietown.org/forums/forum/communities/uk-forum/england-forum and https://england.duckietown.org/england ).

There are also a bunch of private communities for various universities. There are currently only 4 members of the England community including me :pensive:


#8

We could of course campaign to boost the number of people in UK or England taking part…