In this program, you’ll learn from world-class experts and write aircraft-ready code. You’ll master controls, planning, estimation, and more. In an increasingly congested world, flying cars look to the skies to provide smart transportation solutions that benefit us all.
Learn from instructors who are leaders in this transformational field. Work with the pioneering thinkers who are actively creating the next-generation of autonomous flight systems.
Work with Udacity’s custom-built flight simulator, and benefit from personalized guidance as you port your code to actual drones and contribute to open source projects.
Master cutting-edge skills in controls, planning, and more. Start writing your own code to solve the real-world problems experts in the field grapple with daily.
Discover rewarding opportunities through our many hiring partnerships, and with the support of our dedicated Careers Team. Gain access to a professional network of experts and advocates.
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To optimize your chances for a successful application to our Flying Car Nanodegree program, we’ve created a list of prerequisites and recommendations to help prepare you for the program curriculum.See detailed requirements.
Learn about our quadrotor test platform, work in our custom simulator, and build your first project—getting a quadrotor to take-off and fly around a backyard!Backyard Flyer
Optimize 2D solutions using waypoints, then scale solutions to 3D problems. Apply these skills by autonomously navigating your drone through a dense urban environment.3D Motion Planning
Moving a flying vehicle requires determining appropriate low-level motor controls. Here, you’ll build a nonlinear cascaded controller for your drone system.Building a Controller
Utilize sensor fusion and filtering. Design an Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) to estimate altitude and position from IMU and GPS data of a flying robot.Estimation
Learn the dynamics of fixed-wing flight and apply what you’ve learned by writing code to control a fixed-wing aircraft in simulation.Fixed-Wing Control
“Flying Cars and drones are the future of transportation, and they will massively change the world. Autonomous systems are the key to this future. Graduates will be immediately qualified to work in, and shape, this incredible field.”— Sebastian Thrun
Nicholas Roy is a Professor in the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, at MIT. He also founded Project Wing at X.
Angela is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), and an Associate Director of the Center for Aerial Robotics Research and Education (CARRE) at the University of Toronto.
As the founder and president of Udacity, Sebastian’s mission is to democratize education. He is also the founder of Google X, where he led projects including the Self-Driving Car, Google Glass, and more.
Raffaello is a Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He is also the founder of Verity Studios, and a co-founder of Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics).
Jake is a PhD Candidate in AI at Stanford University focused on robotics, perception, and human-centered design. Prior to serving as Product Lead at Udacity, he founded an early-stage food-technology startup and consulted on flying cars.
Andy has a bachelor's degree in physics from MIT, and taught himself to program after college (mostly with Udacity courses). He has been helping Udacity make incredible educational experiences since the early days of the company.
Apply controls, estimation, and planning methods to autonomously navigate a quadrotor.