Robocar Rally 2017

Get behind the keyboard at Robocar Rally 2017, a hackathon for hands on experience with deep learning, autonomous cars, and Amazon AI and IoT services. At Robocar Rally 2017, you’ll learn the latest in autonomous car technology and join a pit crew to customize, train, and race your own 1/16th scale autonomous car.

Teams will be provided a car to race in time trials on the re:Invent Circuit, and you can also build and bring your own car for separate exhibition races. While we’ll teach you how to customize and train your car at Robocar Rally 2017, you can accelerate your learning with our Twitch streams and blog posts.

Robocar Rally 2017 is a two-day hackathon on Sunday and Monday at the Aria. Robocar Rally 2017 starts on Sunday November 26th from 6pm to 10pm, followed by a full day of hacking on Monday November 27th from 7am to 10pm, with a final race from 10pm to 12am.

To attend Robocar Rally 2017, you must register for both days.

By registering for the Robocar Rally 2017, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Amazon Web Services, Inc., and that you and your entry satisfy all eligibility requirements.


This hackathon teaches you how to:

  • Work and build using Amazon Artificial Intelligence services and deep learning frameworks.
  • Work and build using Amazon Internet of Things services.
  • Customize and train your own 1/16th scale autonomous car.


Intended Audience

This hackathon is intended for developers, hackers, solution architects, and others enthusiasts who are interested in AI, deep learning, IoT, and autonomous cars.



We recommend that attendees of this hackathon have the following prerequisites:

  • Good working knowledge of AWS Services
  • Intermediate knowledge of deep learning
  • Basic understanding of the AWS SDK



Two days
Sunday: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Monday: 7:00am – 12:00am