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Robotics

Mobility

This course is a part of Robotics, a 7-course Specialization series from Coursera.

How can robots use their motors and sensors to move around in an unstructured environment? You will understand how to design robot bodies and behaviors that recruit limbs and more general appendages to apply physical forces that confer reliable mobility in a complex and dynamic world. We develop an approach to composing simple dynamical abstractions that partially automate the generation of complicated sensorimotor programs. Specific topics that will be covered include: mobility in animals and robots, kinematics and dynamics of legged machines, and design of dynamical behavior via energy landscapes.
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Rating 3.4 based on 104 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Jun 29 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructor Daniel E. Koditschek
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Language English
Subjects Engineering Mathematics
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Mechanical Engineering Math And Logic

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legged robot in 8 reviews

Very vast and intuitive course.I found all the information required to design my own legged robot !

This course deals with robotic mobility, in particular covering legged robots.

This is one of the very first courses in Robotics in which in legged robots are talked about.

The course provides good exposure to the problems in legged robotics.

The lectures were very motivating which gave a birds eye view of the background and research in mobility of legged robots.

The course served as a great introduction to legged robots and the templates that anchor them.

Instead of taking a methodical approach to describing and analyzing legged robot mobility, the videos haphazardly meandered through various research papers, alternating between poorly explained one-off equations from the paper and top level poorly explained discussions of behaviors.

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rather than in 6 reviews

Course could provide relevant background study references that are related to the questions asked rather than asking them to forage through the resources section and try to read everything.

I feel that the lecture material lacks proper explanation of the key concepts but the questions in quizzes are good although the lectures should have been more conceptual rather than theoretical The Course material and method of testing the understanding of the student needs to be improved.

The assignments were weakly correlated with the lectures, and no explanation was given for correct answers or for incorrect answers.I believe the authors would have benefited greatly from getting outside feedback from an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate student, rather than each other.

As a result it provides a shallow introduction to many topics rather than deep coverage of any one topic.

3) Quizzes were sometimes based on intuition, or topics outside of the course, rather than topics learned from the lessons.On the other side, the TAs were highly involved in the course.

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legged robots in 4 reviews

difficult to follow in 3 reviews

Reading or reciting mathematical expressions in a monotonous voice without actually pointing to the visual representation of the lecture material makes it very difficult to follow.

It is quite difficult to follow the teaching path and to enrich my knowledge.I think it is a very bad way to make a course and often the pleasure to follow disappears leaving a sense of frustration and futility.I arrived at the end of the course just because I'm doing the specialization otherwise I would have left in the middle of the first week.I'm very disappointed.

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my opinion in 3 reviews

If you expect to learn about robotics motion and mobility you have to go to other books of these themes.There are too much questions in my opinion and are tedious to solve or answer.

Despite the arguments of this module are extremely interesting and very useful for Robotics, I think the way they are treated is very poor.In my opinion lectures are so superficial that it is almost a waste of time to follow them.Lectures are completely useless and most of the time quizzes are note related with them.In order to solve quizzes you have not only to recover prior knowledge, that it is obvious, but also to search for new arguments somwhere in the web, in some other courses where contents are better treated and explained.

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disconnected from in 3 reviews

The Ugly:Most of the quizzes are totally disconnected from the lectures.

I found quizes even more disconnected from the material and either way too easy or requiring background knowledge.

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Assistant Move-In Coordinator $38k

Wrap-Around Facilitator $40k

All around warehouse duties $47k

Mailbox Move Technician $52k

International Move Coordinator $54k

All around warehouse duties Manager $66k

NDE Turn Around Admin. Documentation Control $67k

Move Specialist Consultant $69k

Move Project Manager $85k

Move Coordinator 5 $102k

Project Move Coordinator Lead $103k

Move Coordinator Consultant Manager $138k

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University of Pennsylvania

Rating 3.4 based on 104 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Jun 29 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructor Daniel E. Koditschek
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Engineering Mathematics
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Mechanical Engineering Math And Logic

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