Inside a Donkeycar

So we bought a radio-controlled car and replaced the human driver with AI. No big deal. Or was it? If someone would have told me before the project that I was part of something like that, I wouldn’t have believed. At least my scepticism would’ve raised assumptions like: “Yeah sure you can do that with some lame line following PID controller” or “You probably just used some randomized movement with maybe some collision detection”. »

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Road to Markku

You know the feeling you get when you realize you messed up and there is no return. Sometimes it’s the accidental git push to production branch or the slipped tool when assembling furniture. Sometimes it’s more about what you’ve said and not what you’ve done. About four months ago my coworker Paul ran into this open source project for building an autonomous vehicle using RC car as base. He shared the link in our internal communication group called Tinkering Club asking if we should buy the hardware. »

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