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Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: This course requires 4 weeks of study of approximately 3-5 hours/week....
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Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: This course requires 4 weeks of study of approximately 3-5 hours/week....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Chapter 4: Forward Kinematics

Product of exponentials formula for forward kinematics in the space frame and the end-effector frame....
Reading
3 videos (Total 15 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video3 videos
Product of Exponentials Formula in the End-Effector Frame (Chapter 4.1.3)4m
Forward Kinematics Example3m
Reading2 readings
Welcome to Course 2, Robot Kinematics10m
Chapter 4, Forward Kinematicsm
Quiz4 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Product of Exponentials Formula in the Space Frame (Chapter 4 through 4.1.2)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Product of Exponentials Formula in the End-Effector Frame (Chapter 4.1.3)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Forward Kinematics Example2m
Chapter 4, Forward Kinematics20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Chapter 5: Velocity Kinematics and Statics

Velocity kinematics using the space Jacobian and body Jacobian, statics of open chains, singularities, and manipulability....
Reading
6 videos (Total 34 min), 1 reading, 7 quizzes
Video6 videos
Space Jacobian (Chapter 5.1 through 5.1.1)5m
Body Jacobian (Chapter 5.1.2 through 5.1.4)4m
Statics of Open Chains (Chapter 5.2)2m
Singularities (Chapter 5.3)6m
Manipulability (Chapter 5.4)5m
Reading1 reading
Chapter 5, Velocity Kinematics and Staticsm
Quiz7 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Velocity Kinematics and Statics (Chapter 5 Introduction)14m
Lecture Comprehension, Space Jacobian (Chapter 5.1 through 5.1.1)12m
Lecture Comprehension, Body Jacobian (Chapter 5.1.2 through 5.1.4)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Statics of Open Chains (Chapter 5.2)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Singularities (Chapter 5.3)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Manipulability (Chapter 5.4)6m
Chapter 5, Velocity Kinematics and Statics30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Chapter 6: Inverse Kinematics

Analytical and numerical inverse kinematics....
Reading
3 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
Video3 videos
Numerical Inverse Kinematics (Chapter 6.2, Part 1 of 2)5m
Numerical Inverse Kinematics (Chapter 6.2, Part 2 of 2)4m
Reading1 reading
Chapter 6, Inverse Kinematics30m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Inverse Kinematics of Open Chains (Chapter 6 Introduction)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Numerical Inverse Kinematics (Chapter 6.2, Part 1 of 2)8m
Lecture Comprehension, Numerical Inverse Kinematics (Chapter 6.2, Part 2 of 2)2m
Chapter 6, Inverse Kinematics30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Chapter 7: Kinematics of Closed Chains

Forward kinematics, inverse kinematics, velocity kinematics, and statics of closed chains....
Reading
1 video (Total 9 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Reading1 reading
Chapter 7, Kinematics of Closed Chainsm
Quiz2 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Kinematics of Closed Chains (Chapter 7)2m
Chapter 7, Kinematics of Closed Chains20m
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By SSOct 1st 2018

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

By JMDec 10th 2018

More difficult that most Coursera offerings. Lots and lots of glorious math!\n\nI really enjoyed it.

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Kevin Lynch

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Mechanical Engineering

About Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar. Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. ...

About the Modern Robotics: Mechanics, Planning, and Control Specialization

This Specialization provides a rigorous treatment of spatial motion and the dynamics of rigid bodies, employing representations from modern screw theory and the product of exponentials formula. Students with a freshman-level engineering background will quickly learn to apply these tools to analysis, planning, and control of robot motion. Students' understanding of the mathematics of robotics will be solidified by writing robotics software. Students will test their software on a free state-of-the-art cross-platform robot simulator, allowing each student to have an authentic robot programming experience with industrial robot manipulators and mobile robots without purchasing expensive robot hardware. It is highly recommended that Courses 1-6 of the Specialization are taken in order, since the material builds on itself....
Modern Robotics:  Mechanics, Planning, and Control

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