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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 24 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Chapter 12: Grasping and Manipulation (Part 1 of 2)

Kinematics of contact, contact types (rolling, sliding, and breaking), graphical methods for representing kinematic constraints in the plane, and form-closure grasping (complete kinematic constraint)....
Reading
7 videos (Total 33 min), 2 readings, 9 quizzes
Video7 videos
First-Order Analysis of a Single Contact (Chapter 12.1.1)4m
Contact Types: Rolling, Sliding, and Breaking (Chapter 12.1.2)5m
Multiple Contacts (Chapter 12.1.3)4m
Planar Graphical Methods (Chapter 12.1.6, Part 1 of 2)4m
Planar Graphical Methods (Chapter 12.1.6, Part 2 of 2)4m
Form Closure (Chapter 12.1.7)4m
Reading2 readings
Welcome to Course 5, Robot Manipulation and Wheeled Mobile Robots10m
Chapter 12 through 12.1m
Quiz8 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Grasping and Manipulation (Chapter 12)8m
Lecture Comprehension, First-Order Analysis of a Single Contact (Chapter 12.1.1)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Contact Types: Rolling, Sliding, and Breaking (Chapter 12.1.2)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Multiple Contacts (Chapter 12.1.3)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Planar Graphical Methods (Chapter 12.1.6, Part 1 of 2)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Planar Graphical Methods (Chapter 12.1.6, Part 2 of 2)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Form Closure (Chapter 12.1.7)2m
Chapter 12 through 12.1, Grasping and Manipulationm
Week
2
Hours to complete
9 hours to complete

Chapter 12: Grasping and Manipulation (Part 2 of 2)

Coulomb friction, friction cones, graphical methods for representing forces and torques in the plane, force closure grasping, and examples of manipulation other than grasping....
Reading
6 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 8 quizzes
Video6 videos
Planar Graphical Methods (Chapter 12.2.2)4m
Force Closure (Chapter 12.2.3)4m
Duality of Force and Motion Freedoms (Chapter 12.2.4)3m
Manipulation and the Meter-Stick Trick (Chapter 12.3)5m
Transport of an Assembly (Chapter 12.3)3m
Reading1 reading
Chapter 12.2 through 12.330m
Quiz7 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Friction (Chapter 12.2.1)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Planar Graphical Methods (Chapter 12.2.2)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Force Closure (Chapter 12.2.3)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Duality of Force and Motion Freedoms (Chapter 12.2.4)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Manipulation and the Meter-Stick Trick (Chapter 12.3)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Transport of an Assembly (Chapter 12.3)4m
Chapter 12.2 through 12.3, Grasping and Manipulation10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Chapter 13: Wheeled Mobile Robots (Part 1 of 2)

Kinematic models of omnidirectional and nonholonomic wheeled mobile robots....
Reading
4 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
Video4 videos
Omnidirectional Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.2, Part 1 of 2)6m
Omnidirectional Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.2, Part 2 of 2)3m
Modeling of Nonholonomic Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.1)5m
Reading1 reading
Chapter 13 through 13.3.1m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.1)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Omnidirectional Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.2, Part 1 of 2)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Omnidirectional Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.2, Part 2 of 2)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Modeling of Nonholonomic Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.1)6m
Chapter 13 through 13.3.1, Wheeled Mobile Robots15m
Week
4
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Chapter 13: Wheeled Mobile Robots (Part 2 of 2)

Controllability, motion planning, and feedback control of nonholonomic wheeled mobile robots; odometry for wheeled mobile robots; and mobile manipulation....
Reading
8 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 9 quizzes
Video8 videos
Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 2 of 4)6m
Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 3 of 4)5m
Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 4 of 4)5m
Motion Planning for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.3)5m
Feedback Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.4)5m
Odometry (Chapter 13.4)4m
Mobile Manipulation (Chapter 13.5)6m
Reading1 reading
Chapter 13.3.2 through 13.530m
Quiz9 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 1 of 4)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 2 of 4)12m
Lecture Comprehension, Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 3 of 4)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 4 of 4)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Motion Planning for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.3)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Feedback Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.4)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Odometry (Chapter 13.4)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Mobile Manipulation (Chapter 13.5)18m
Chapter 13.3.2 through 13.5, Wheeled Mobile Robots20m

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Kevin Lynch

Professor
Mechanical Engineering

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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....
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