Posted On: Apr 27, 2021

AWS DeepRacer offers an autonomous 1/18th scale race car driven by a reinforcement learning model, a cloud-based 3D racing simulator, and a global racing league. Over 85,000 developers have participated in the AWS DeepRacer virtual and in-person leagues, making AWS DeepRacer one of the most popular developer programs to ramp up on reinforcement learning. For all the thrills of racing, developers want to go beyond league racing and find new uses for the physical car. To enable developers to prototype robotics applications with the AWS DeepRacer hardware, we are open sourcing the device software running the car and offering 6 sample projects on the AWS DeepRacer Open Source page to get started.

Whether you’d like to mount a nerf cannon on your DeepRacer with the DeepBlaster project, get the car to follow an object with the Follow the Leader project, create visualizations of your home or office with the Mapping project, or come up with new ways of racing your friends and colleagues with the DeepDriver project; you can do all that and more with the AWS DeepRacer hardware, open source device software, and sample projects. These projects are fully documented in GitHub and open for collaboration with thousands of community members in the AWS DeepRacer Slack channel- let your imagination run wild! To celebrate this launch, we are offering a 25% discount on AWS DeepRacer ($100 off) and AWS DeepRacer Evo ($150 off) until May 27th 2021.