Nanodegree Robotic Engineer


Robotic Software Engineer Specialization

The Robotics Software Engineer Specialization program focuses on teaching the core robotics skills needed for a successful robotics software engineering career. 

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In this robotic engineering bootcamp you will:

The program focuses on Localization, Mapping, SLAM, Path Planning, and Navigation. These are taught using C++ and the Robot Operating System (ROS) framework.
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Meet the growing demand for robotic and master the job-ready skills that will take your career to new heights.

Get an edge with human support

Work with a mentor, career coach, and more. They have your back and will hold you accountable.

Verify skills mastery

Project review cycle creates a feedback loop with multiple opportunities for improvement—until the concept is mastered.

Verify skills mastery

Learning accelerates as skilled mentors identify areas of achievement and potential for growth.

What will you learn

You will graduate from this Nanodegree program having completed five hands-on robotics projects in the Gazebo simulator; these will serve as portfolio pieces demonstrating your acquired skills to hiring managers and recruiters. These skills will help you pursue and advance a career in the robotics field.

To succeed in this Nanodegree program, you should have experience with the following: • Advanced knowledge in any object-oriented programming language, • preferably C++ • Intermediate Probability • Intermediate Calculus • Intermediate Linear Algebra • Basic Linux Command Lines
Gazebo World

Learn how to simulate your first robotic environment with Gazebo, the most common simulation engine
used by Roboticists around the world.

Course Project Build My World

Use the tools that you’ve learned in Gazebo to build your first
Key Skills Demonstrated:
• Launching a Gazebo Environment
• Designing in Gazebo

ROS Essentials

Discover how ROS provides a flexible and unified software environment for developing robots in a modular and reusable manner. Learn how to manage existing ROS packages within a project, and how to write ROS Nodes of your own in C++.

Course Project Go Chase It!

Demonstrate your proficiency with ROS, C++, and Gazebo by  building a ball-chasing robot. You will first design a robot inside Gazebo, house it in the world you have built in the Build My World project, and code a C++ node in ROS to chase yellow balls.
Key Skills Demonstrated:
• Building Catkin Workspaces
• ROS node creation
• ROS node communication
• Using additional ROS packages
• Gazebo world integration
• Additional C++ practice
• RViz Integration


Learn how Gaussian filters can be used to estimate noisy sensor readings, and how to estimate a robot’s position relative to a known map of the environment with Monte Carlo Localization (MCL).

Course Project
Where Am I?

You will interface your own mobile robot with the Adaptive Monte Carlo Localization algorithm in ROS to estimate your robot’s position as it travels through a predefined set of waypoints. You’ll also tune
different parameters to increase the localization efficiency of the robot.
Key Skills Demonstrated:
• Implementation of Adaptive Monte Carlo Localization in ROS
• Understanding of tuning parameters required

Mapping and SLAM

Learn how to create a Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) implementation with ROS packages and C++. You’ll achieve this by combining mapping algorithms with what you learned in the localization lessons.

Course Project
Map My World

Students will interface their robot with an RTAB Map ROS package to localize it and build 2D and 3D maps of their environment. Students must put all the pieces together properly to launch the robot and then teleop it to map its environment.
Key Skills Demonstrated:
• SLAM implementation with ROS/Gazebo
• ROS debugging tools: rqt, roswtf

Path Planning and Navigation

Learn different Path Planning and Navigation algorithms. Then, combine SLAM and Navigation into a home service robot that can autonomously transport objects in your home!

Optional KUKA Path Planning

Optional Course Project
KUKA Path Planning

Students will apply what they have learned about ROS and path planning to search for a path and navigate a KUKA robot through a 2D maze.
Key Skills Demonstrated:
• Path planning
• Using C++ and Python with external ROS API

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Practical projects

Apply your skills to practical projects and develop a portfolio that demonstrates your job readiness to potential employers. You will need to finish the projects correctly to get your certificate.

Get a professional credential

When you complete all the courses in the program, you earn a certificate that you can share with your professional network, as well as access to professional support resources to help you start your new career. Many professional certificates have partners interested in hiring staff who recognize the professional certificate credential, and others can help you prepare for the certificate exam. You can see more information on the pages of the particular professional certificate where it applies.

Program Offer It includes
Real world projects Yes
Mentor Tech Support Yes
Student community Yes
CV support Yes
Freelance Projects Yes
Real World Project
Develop an End-to-End project that will allow you to interact in a real work environment.
Self-paced mode

All the materials of the course are available, so that you can take the course at your own pace. 

  • Follow the suggested syllabus week by week
  • Just start watching the videos and join Slack
  • Check FAQ if you have problems
  • If you can’t find a solution to your problem in FAQ, ask for help in Slack
Apply to the next bootcamp
This robotic bootcamp is a five-month program for students devoting 15-20 hours per week.


Subtitles:  All languages

The next cohort starts

Aug 19, 2024

Deadline for applications

Aug 15, 2024

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Basic – Intermediate

Estimated Time
8 – 10 hours / week
5 months complete


Subtitles:  All languages


Robotic Bootcamp


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