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Learn About Flying Cars And Aerial Robotics Online

With the growing demand for more skilled and able workers are the growing popularity of e-courses and degrees. These are programs and certificates that you can complete online, from the comfort of your home. There are also many websites that offer niche and university-level certifications, such as Coursera, edX, and Udacity. Completing courses from these providers equips you with the qualifications and certifications you need for different kinds of jobs.

Udacity has an upcoming course that will suit the technologically savvy and curious mind—either as a supplement for a career you’ve been eyeing or just fodder for your hunger for knowledge. The nanodegree program is entitled Flying Cars and Autonomous Flight, which lets the student “master autonomous flight software engineering skills as you learn about drone robotics, develop sophisticated flying car systems, and write real code for real aircrafts.”

The program is a 6-month-long nanodegree at 15 hours per week, broken into two terms: term one covers aerial robotics at $899 and term two covers intelligent air systems at $1200.

The nanodegree is pretty fancy and puts you under the tutelage of aircraft and robotics experts. The instructors in the course include: Nicholas Roy, a professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronauts at MIT; Angela Schoellig, associate director at the Center for Aerial Robotics Research and Education (CARRE) of the University of Toronto; Raffaello D’Andrea, Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and co-founder of which is now known as Amazon Robotics; Jake Lussier, Project Lead at Udacity and PhD candidate in Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University; Andy Briwn, a graduate of physics from MIT; and Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity and Google X. Learning under Thrun would be a good deal for this course since Thrun helped create the Kitty Hawk Flyer, a project which promises to make air flight accessible to everyone through an ultralight electric flying machine.

Flying cars is now more than a child’s fantasy, with companies like AeroMobil, DeLorean Aerospace, Airbus, and Uber pouring resources into the venture. And for those who are looking to join the growing number of companies creating what will be the transportation of the future—or if you’re just curious and want to join the fun—Udacity’s nanodegree is a good starting point.

To enroll in the nanodegree, the student is required to have a working understanding of math and basic physics, and intermediate-level of programming via Python and C++. If you’re interested, hurry to the site because applications are only up to the end of the month.

Over four millions students have already enrolled in Udacity’s various free courses and nanodegrees like Learning ARKit, Intro to Programming, Digital Marketing, Artificial Intelligence, Business Analyst, Android Basics, Front-End Web Developer and more.