Formula Pi Invites Coders to Program and Race Self-Driving Bots

By: Joey Haar - Jul 27, 2016
References: formulapi & techcrunch
Formula Pi is a robot racing series that invites both amateur and experienced coders to program self-driving vehicles. Put on by robotics company PiBorg, the races are run using the Raspberry Pi, a small and versatile computer that can be easily programmed with user code.

Far from a massive commercial enterprise along the lines of 'BattleBots,' Formula Pi's main goal is to introduce people to writing autonomous code in a fun and competitive atmosphere. Though the physical races will take place at a miniature racetrack in PiBorg's headquarters in the UK, the company encourages coders from around the world to submit their programming and enter the racing series remotely.

PiBorg's Formula Pi races are a fun way to teach people coding skills that will become increasingly handy as technology permeates more areas of daily life.