What we're about

DEEP RACING (http://DeepRacing.com)

{Google Slides - Welcome to DeepRacing & Links (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mAvDbhBXf7r9jgIZGxaE3A75OOWpgEmstREqIEpSfYg/edit?usp=sharing)}

We are a group of Silicon Valley Deep Learning wizards, noobies, & hardware hackers, exploring and pushing the emerging autonomous robot/vehicle phenomenon, closer to reality - one hack at-a-time...

Home based in Palo Alto, CA for this meetup, but in collaboration with the DonkeyCar project, and the Oakland-based DIYRobocars movement, we aim to optimize towards performance and cost in a unique way.

DeepRacing like most small-scale robocar groups are riding the wave of innovation that is enabling the autonomous vehicle transformation but at the lower cost 1/10th-1/16th scale (i.e. using hacked remote control cars). This can be amazing fun, and very enlightening for those wanting to dive into 'hands-on' machine vision, machine learning, deep learning, autonomous vehicles, and in general *robotics*.

Inspired by:

(Donkeycar Project) (http://www.donkeycar.com/)

(DIY Robocars) (https://diyrobocars.com/)

(MIT Self-Driving 1/10 scale racing competition (https://youtu.be/MCmgfHjMIKg)) (https://youtu.be/MCmgfHjMIKg)

(The NXP Cup) (https://youtu.be/XnAVkBO7hSo)

Speaking of radical participation - please fill out this questionnaire before attending our first meetup!

Lastly, please take our DEEP RACING - BUILD SURVEY (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFBVD86)!

Upcoming events (5+)

DeepRacing@Auro.ai/Ridecell :Bi-monthly Race/Hack/Build - A.V.'s/ mini-Robocars

Welcome to the Deep Racing Meetup Event!!! **Before coming, please read through the DonkeyCar project** (http://docs.donkeycar.com) "What we call the ultimate intro i.e. the "hello world" of mini-autonomous vehicles and robotics+A.I., in general" (Credit: Will Roscoe, Adam Conway) We will follow the Donkeycar project build to start, discussing modifications, and exploring how to jump off towards real-world autonomous vehicle[machine] innovations. Join us to: - Participate in community based learning to explore neural net architectures - from behavioral cloning to reinforcement learning - Explore computer vision, hardware hacks & prototyping in robotics, including topics are digital fabrication techniques for making hardware hacking as quickly and useful as possible i.e. 3Dprinting & Laser Cutting - Explore new sensor fusion techniques Check out some fun photos from our DeepRacing.com website: [ https://goo.gl/4bpxLH ] We will also discuss DeepRacing structure and goals on how we plan to enable robotics innovation pushing towards 'tech-parity' with the leading autonomous vehicle efforts. We feel we can possibly push beyond the full-scale efforts - prototyping faster, racing harder, faster - all happening at the 1/10th scale! Any questions - please email: [masked] #TeamDeepRacing

DeepRacing@Auro.ai/Ridecell :Bi-monthly Race/Hack/Build - A.V.'s/ mini-Robocars

Welcome to the Deep Racing Meetup Event!!! **Before coming, please read through the DonkeyCar project** (http://docs.donkeycar.com) "What we call the ultimate intro i.e. the "hello world" of mini-autonomous vehicles and robotics+A.I., in general" (Credit: Will Roscoe, Adam Conway) We will follow the Donkeycar project build to start, discussing modifications, and exploring how to jump off towards real-world autonomous vehicle[machine] innovations. Join us to: - Participate in community based learning to explore neural net architectures - from behavioral cloning to reinforcement learning - Explore computer vision, hardware hacks & prototyping in robotics, including topics are digital fabrication techniques for making hardware hacking as quickly and useful as possible i.e. 3Dprinting & Laser Cutting - Explore new sensor fusion techniques Check out some fun photos from our DeepRacing.com website: [ https://goo.gl/4bpxLH ] We will also discuss DeepRacing structure and goals on how we plan to enable robotics innovation pushing towards 'tech-parity' with the leading autonomous vehicle efforts. We feel we can possibly push beyond the full-scale efforts - prototyping faster, racing harder, faster - all happening at the 1/10th scale! Any questions - please email: [masked] #TeamDeepRacing

DeepRacing@Auro.ai/Ridecell :Bi-monthly Race/Hack/Build - A.V.'s/ mini-Robocars

Welcome to the Deep Racing Meetup Event!!! **Before coming, please read through the DonkeyCar project** (http://docs.donkeycar.com) "What we call the ultimate intro i.e. the "hello world" of mini-autonomous vehicles and robotics+A.I., in general" (Credit: Will Roscoe, Adam Conway) We will follow the Donkeycar project build to start, discussing modifications, and exploring how to jump off towards real-world autonomous vehicle[machine] innovations. Join us to: - Participate in community based learning to explore neural net architectures - from behavioral cloning to reinforcement learning - Explore computer vision, hardware hacks & prototyping in robotics, including topics are digital fabrication techniques for making hardware hacking as quickly and useful as possible i.e. 3Dprinting & Laser Cutting - Explore new sensor fusion techniques Check out some fun photos from our DeepRacing.com website: [ https://goo.gl/4bpxLH ] We will also discuss DeepRacing structure and goals on how we plan to enable robotics innovation pushing towards 'tech-parity' with the leading autonomous vehicle efforts. We feel we can possibly push beyond the full-scale efforts - prototyping faster, racing harder, faster - all happening at the 1/10th scale! Any questions - please email: [masked] #TeamDeepRacing

DeepRacing@Auro.ai/Ridecell :Bi-monthly Race/Hack/Build - A.V.'s/ mini-Robocars

Welcome to the Deep Racing Meetup Event!!! **Before coming, please read through the DonkeyCar project** (http://docs.donkeycar.com) "What we call the ultimate intro i.e. the "hello world" of mini-autonomous vehicles and robotics+A.I., in general" (Credit: Will Roscoe, Adam Conway) We will follow the Donkeycar project build to start, discussing modifications, and exploring how to jump off towards real-world autonomous vehicle[machine] innovations. Join us to: - Participate in community based learning to explore neural net architectures - from behavioral cloning to reinforcement learning - Explore computer vision, hardware hacks & prototyping in robotics, including topics are digital fabrication techniques for making hardware hacking as quickly and useful as possible i.e. 3Dprinting & Laser Cutting - Explore new sensor fusion techniques Check out some fun photos from our DeepRacing.com website: [ https://goo.gl/4bpxLH ] We will also discuss DeepRacing structure and goals on how we plan to enable robotics innovation pushing towards 'tech-parity' with the leading autonomous vehicle efforts. We feel we can possibly push beyond the full-scale efforts - prototyping faster, racing harder, faster - all happening at the 1/10th scale! Any questions - please email: [masked] #TeamDeepRacing

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