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Free robotics courses from Stanford Engineering

Stanford University has started a new website with 10 free courses in Computer Science, Robotics, and Linear Systems and Optimization. The new Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) initiative is a great opportunity for attending lectures by some of the top researchers and scientists all from the convenience of our own homes. Among the courses listed, there… Read More »

Robot helicopter learns autorotation emergency procedure for landing

Andrew Ng’s autonomous helicopter group is at it again. After using reinforcement learning to teach their robotic helicopter how to fly inverted, they have now also managed to teach it the autorotation emergency procedure for safely landing after an engine failure. This procedure is used by real-life pilots to safely land their helicopter using the… Read More »