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Building a Future with Robots

This course looked at current and future developments in the field of robotics that could shape different aspects of people’s daily lives. It built an understanding of the principles and fundamental challenges of designing robots including: Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more This course is open to anyone with an interest in robotics. It will be of particular interest to engineers, designers, technicians and enthusiasts who are keen to explore the role of robots in our economic and industrial future. You can use the hashtag #FLRoboFuture to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • What a robot needs to be able to sense the world using drones, youBots and autonomous cars as examples.
  • Current and future developments in robotics and how and where they are being applied.
  • How robotics can take inspiration from nature looking at swarm robots and biomimetics.
  • How robots work with others for example, a robot surgeon and a robotic arm.

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Rating 4.5 based on 14 ratings
Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Jan 20 (20 weeks ago)
Cost $44
From The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
Instructors Layla Croll, Laura Giles, Chris Black, Sandor Veres, Sean Anderson, Jonathan Aitken, Noel Sharkey, Mahnaz Arvaneh, Natalie Wood, Leonardo Stella, Uziel Jaramillo-Avila
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Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths

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The University of Sheffield

Rating 4.5 based on 14 ratings
Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Jan 20 (20 weeks ago)
Cost $44
From The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
Instructors Layla Croll, Laura Giles, Chris Black, Sandor Veres, Sean Anderson, Jonathan Aitken, Noel Sharkey, Mahnaz Arvaneh, Natalie Wood, Leonardo Stella, Uziel Jaramillo-Avila
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths

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