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Modern Robotics, Course 4

Modern Robotics: Mechanics, Planning, and Control,

Do you want to know how robots work? Are you interested in robotics as a career? Are you willing to invest the effort to learn fundamental mathematical modeling techniques that are used in all subfields of robotics? If so, then the "Modern Robotics: Mechanics, Planning, and Control" specialization may be for you. This specialization, consisting of six short courses, is serious preparation for serious students who hope to work in the field of robotics or to undertake advanced study. It is not a sampler. In Course 4 of the specialization, Robot Motion Planning and Control, you will learn key concepts of robot motion generation: planning a motion for a robot in the presence of obstacles, and real-time feedback control to track the planned motion. Chapter 10, Motion Planning, of the "Modern Robotics" textbook covers foundational material like C-space obstacles, graphs and trees, and graph search, as well as classical and modern motion planning techniques, such as grid-based motion planning, randomized sampling-based planners, and virtual potential fields. Chapter 11, Robot Control, covers motion control, force control, and hybrid motion-force control. This course follows the textbook "Modern Robotics: Mechanics, Planning, and Control" (Lynch and Park, Cambridge University Press 2017). You can purchase the book or use the free preprint pdf. You will build on a library of robotics software in the language of your choice (among Python, Mathematica, and MATLAB) and use the free cross-platform robot simulator V-REP, which allows you to work with state-of-the-art robots in the comfort of your own home and with zero financial investment.

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Length 5 weeks
Effort This course requires 4 weeks of study of approximately 4-7 hours/week.
Starts Jun 26 (43 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From Northwestern University via Coursera
Instructor Kevin Lynch
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Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags Computer Science Software Development Physical Science And Engineering Mechanical Engineering

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geared towards real-world applications

More geared towards real-world applications and examples compared to the previous courses in the Robotics specialization, which were heavier on theory.

later force control section

The exercises and use of software are heavily loaded towards the Pathfinding section of the course and ignore the later Force Control section; it could be helpful to include practical exercises in the latter section to help cement the ideas taught there.

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This course has augmented my intrigue in robotics.

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This course taught how to apply controls to robot motion planning.

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Assistant Motion Graphics $83k

Motion Picture Editor $88k

Graphic & Motion Designer $88k

Motion & Interaction Designer $90k

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Rating 5.0 based on 8 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort This course requires 4 weeks of study of approximately 4-7 hours/week.
Starts Jun 26 (43 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From Northwestern University via Coursera
Instructor Kevin Lynch
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags Computer Science Software Development Physical Science And Engineering Mechanical Engineering

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