Take Advantage of Udacity's 50% Discount
Written by Sue Gee   
Thursday, 20 August 2020

For a limited period Udacity is offering a 50% discount when you enroll in a Nanodegree - and this represents a big saving. Looking around for a new courses to cover, we lighted on Robotics Software Engineer.

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Robotics Software Engineer Nanodegree is a 4-month Nanodegree program at Advanced level and its course instructor is Udacity's Co-Founder and now its President, Sebastian Thrun . Although billed as "New" it has been presented before and has a rating of 4.6 out of 5.

The program is intended to teach: 

  • The software fundamentals to work on robotics using C++, ROS, and Gazebo
  • How to build autonomous robotics projects in a Gazebo simulation environment 
  • Probabilistic robotics, including Localization, Mapping, SLAM, Navigation, and Path Planning.


Robotics Software Engineer consists of 6 courses and 5 projects. Each project you build will be an opportunity to demonstrate what you’ve learned in the lessons and in the capstone project, you will use a SLAM package to autonomously map an environment, interface your robot with a path planning and navigation ROS package to move objects within an environment. The Key Skills demonstrated in the Home Service Robot are

• Advanced ROS and Gazebo integration
• ROS Navigation stack 7
• Path planning

The prerequisites specified for this course are:

  • Advanced knowledge in any object-oriented programming language, preferably C++
  • Intermediate Probability
  • Intermediate Calculus
  • Intermediate Linear Algebra
  • Basic Linux Command Lines

The recommended route to prepare for it is the Intro to Self-Driving Cars Nanodegree program which provides the required foundations in calculus, linear algebra, computer vision, and more.


Of course Udacity offers are plenty more choices for upskilling, including Intermediate Javascript Nanodegree which we recently outlined and Java Web Developer Nanodgree which is the topic of our ongoing Insider's Guide, revealing what it's really like to complete a Udacity Nanodegree program,. The important thing is to enroll by August 25th to be sure of getting the 50% discount by using code STIMULUS50 at the checkout.


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Robotics Software Engineer Nanodegree

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