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OSU-OKC to host AWS DeepRacer event

OSU-OKC to host AWS DeepRacer event

Community invited to learn, practice machine learning and robotics skills

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 6, 2020) – People of all experience levels can learn to program a miniature race car and send it around a track during a free event next month at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City.

The campus and Amazon Web Services will host an AWS DeepRacer event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4 at the OSU-OKC Community Impact Center, 930 N Portland Ave.

With support from the AWS team, participants will learn about machine learning tools and apply what they learn to train a robotic car to become self-driving.

Participants will gain practical experience and might win the friendly competition for fastest lap time, said Lisa Fisher, OSU-OKC senior director for community engagement.

“It’s a great opportunity to get their hands on some really cool equipment and see how fun it can be,” Fisher said. “The event is for anybody, even if you don’t have any level of machine learning experience. We are especially hopeful high school robotics teams may want to attend.”

Those who attend also can get information about how this technology applies in the work environment.

“AWS DeepRacer events are held around the world, so we are really pleased to be able to host one on our campus,” Fisher said.

The event is free, but participants must register by March 1. They may sign up as an individual or as a team. For more information or to register, go to www.oklahomacitydeepracerevent.splashthat.com.

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For media inquiries:

Nick Trougakos, OSU-OKC – nick.trougakos@osuokc.edu – (405) 945-9196

About Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 40 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners. More information is available at www.osuokc.edu.