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Modern Robotics, Course 2

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 2 of the specialization, Robot Kinematics, you will learn to solve the forward kinematics (calculating the configuration of the "hand" of the robot based on the joint values) using the product-of-exponentials formula. Your efforts in Course 1 pay off handsomely, as forward kinematics is a breeze with the tools you've learned. This is followed by velocity kinematics and statics relating joint velocities and forces/torques to end-effector twists and wrenches, inverse kinematics (calculating joint values that achieve a desired "hand" configuration), and kinematics of robots with closed chains. 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 3-5 hours/week.
Starts Nov 7 (4 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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After going through this course, I have learned the very crucial part - Robot Kinematics.

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I implemented my own and learned a lot by implementing it.Another small drawback is that there is no mention to Conformal Geometric Algebra as something to look at to implemente analytical solutions to inverse kinematics.

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Excellent course.It helped me to improve my programming at much higher level and I got good knowledge.Initially before taking this course I was worried whether I would complete this course but thanks to Kevin sir for such a great teaching It is very good It is a great start for learning kinematics of open chain robots, i wish i could learn ore about the closed chain robots too, but they have given the boost, now its your turn to learn more and more Very nice and compact explanation.

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Rating 4.8 based on 22 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort This course requires 4 weeks of study of approximately 3-5 hours/week.
Starts Nov 7 (4 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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