RACECAR for Education

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Computer Science, 2018-19

Liaison(s): Andrew Fishberg ’16
Advisor(s): Zachary Dodds
Students(s): Parth Desai (PM), Chloe Elliott, Alasdair Johnson, Anthony Seto, Reagan Smith

In collaboration with the Beaver Works outreach program, MIT Lincoln Laboratory has developed an autonomous RC car with powerful sensors and processing. Using two of these RACECAR robots, the Clinic team has researched and developed a curriculum in which students implement a variety of robot navigation algorithms. Through an HMC seminar course, first-year students used these cars to test and refine the materials. The resulting curriculum will make the RACECAR platform accessible to a much wider audience in the future.