Robot Localization with Python and Particle Filters

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Code a particle filter from scratch in Python and use it to solve the robot localization problem.

1 hour
Advanced
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

In this one hour long project-based course, you will tackle a real-world problem in robotics. We will be simulating a robot that can move around in an unknown environment, and have it discover its own location using only a terrain map and an elevation sensor. We will encounter some of the classic challenges that make robotics difficult: noisy sensor data, and imprecise movement. We will tackle these challenges with an artificial intelligence technique called a particle filter. By the end of this project, you will have coded a particle filter from scratch using Python and numpy. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • Particle Filter

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • localization

  • Robotics

  • Numpy

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Load a map from file

  2. Control robot movement

  3. Initialize a particle filter

  4. Sense the terrain elevation

  5. Resample the particle filter

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In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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