Announcing the Winner of the KUKA Robotics Challenge!

Robotics Software Engineer student Matthew DeHaven’s code runs our 2-D maze in the best time of 59.1 seconds.

Udacity - Kuka Challenge - Winner - Robotics

The results are in! Matthew DeHaven, a current Robotics Software Engineering Nanodegree program student, has taken first place in the KUKA Robotics Challenge. This former graduate of Udacity’s Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program will head to Munich next month to visit the KIT Robotics Lab in Karlsruhe (where his winning submission was run), and also attend the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference.

Matthew was one of only a small handful of students to successfully pass the challenge simulator during the contest portion, and he had the both the fastest time on the simulator (36 seconds) and on the actual KUKA robotics arm in the lab (59.1 seconds).

You can see his winning submission below:

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Your Exclusive Guide To Pursuing A Robotics Career

Robotics Career Guide

By 2019, over 2.6 million industrial robots are expected to be launched into operation across the world. Demand for employees with the skills to build and program these machines is already skyrocketing. Organizations such as American Robotics, a non-profit founded by Carnegie Mellon University, are predicting that more than 500,000 new manufacturing jobs will emerge in the next decade alone.

Embarking on a robotics career begins today, if you want to be at the forefront of this incredible industry.

But how do you get started? What do you need to learn, and where can you learn it? Who are the thought leaders shaping a vision for the future? Where are the jobs going to be, and who are the companies leading the way? What kinds of salaries do robotics engineers earn?

We’ve got the answer to all these questions and more in an exclusive Career Guide we’ve developed with our partners at Paysa. If you’re interested in pursuing a robotics career, this is your complete guide. To access this free Career Guide, just enter your email address below:


Udacity Talks Welcomes Yoky Matsuoka

Yoky Matsuoka Udacity Talks

Udacity Talks is extremely pleased to announce that on Wednesday, June 7th, at 4pm PT, our guest will be Yoky Matsuoka, Chief Technology Officer at Nest. Yoky Matsuoka is a pioneer in the field of Neurobotics, and has previously worked at Apple and Google, and held the position of CEO of Quanttus. She has been a professor at Carnegie Mellon, as well as the University of Washington, where she ran the Neurobotics Lab.

RSVP for Udacity Talks with Yoky Matsuoka!

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Udacity Talks Goes To The Temple Of Mythbusting To Meet Jamie Hyneman!

Udacity Talks is all about getting great minds together to discuss the big ideas of the day, in an unscripted format powered by questions from Udacity students. With Sebastian Thrun as our host, we’ve talked Self-Driving Cars with Padmasree Warrior, Virtual Reality with Eric Darnell, AI with Yann LeCun, and more. Now, we’re getting ready for another incredible meeting of the minds, as Sebastian visits Jamie Hyneman, former host of Mythbusters and the owner of M5 Industries, to discuss the past, present, and especially the future of Robotics.

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Introducing The Udacity Robotics Nanodegree Program

Robotics Nanodegree program

We are in the midst of an historic transformation, and the vast field of robotics is having an impact unlike any other emerging technology. Autonomous robots are contributing to increases in productivity, safety, and efficiency in so many fields—healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, construction, and transportation, to name just a few. As we assign more and more of our repetitive tasks to robots, we are being liberated to pursue more creative, ambitious, and intellectual achievements.

The Udacity Robotics Nanodegree Program

We are so excited today to announce our new Robotics Nanodegree program. In partnership with Electric Movement, we have built the ideal program to train the next generation of engineers who are going to redefine the way we live and work.

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