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Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: The capstone project requires approximately 20 hours of effort, depending on your programming skill....
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: The capstone project requires approximately 20 hours of effort, depending on your programming skill....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Introduction to the Capstone Project, and Milestone 1

Odometry for wheeled mobile robots and its use in a kinematic simulator for the youBot omnidirectional mobile robot with four mecanum wheels. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 17 min), 2 readings
Video5 videos
Video Summary of the Capstone Project2m
(Optional Review) Omnidirectional Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.2, Part 1 of 2)6m
(Optional Review) Omnidirectional Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.2, Part 2 of 2)3m
(Optional Review) Odometry (Chapter 13.4)4m
Reading2 readings
Welcome to Course 6, Capstone Project on Mobile Manipulation10m
Milestone 1: youBot Kinematics Simulator and csv Outputm
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Milestone 2: Reference Trajectory Generation

Generating a reference trajectory in SE(3) for the end-effector of a mobile manipulator to achieve a pick-and-place task....
Reading
3 videos (Total 9 min), 1 reading
Video3 videos
(Optional Review) Point-to-Point Trajectories (Chapters 9.1 and 9.2, Part 1 of 2)5m
(Optional Review) Point-to-Point Trajectories (Chapters 9.1 and 9.2, Part 1 of 2)3m
Reading1 reading
Milestone 2: Reference Trajectory Generationm
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Milestone 3: Feedforward Control

Feedforward control of the end-effector of a mobile manipulator to drive the end-effector along a reference trajectory. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 20 min), 1 reading
Video4 videos
(Optional Review) Body Jacobian (Chapter 5.1.2)4m
(Optional Review) Motion Control with Velocity Inputs (Chapter 11.3, Part 3 of 3)4m
(Optional Review) Mobile Manipulation (Chapter 13.5)6m
Reading1 reading
Milestone 3: Feedforward Controlm
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Completing the Project and Your Submission

Feedforward-plus-feedback control of the end-effector of a mobile manipulator to stabilize a reference trajectory for the end-effector....
Reading
1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Completing the Project and Your Submission10m

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Kevin Lynch

Professor
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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