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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Modern Robotics

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 2 min), 5 readings
2 videos
Introduction to the Lightboard1m
5 readings
Welcome to the Specialization!10m
Modern Robotics (MR) Code Library and Your Programming Language10m
CoppeliaSim Robot Simulator2h
How to Make This Course Successful5m
(Optional) Chapter 140m
3 hours to complete

Chapter 2: Configuration Space (Part 1 of 2)

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 13 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Degrees of Freedom of a Rigid Body (Chapter 2 through 2.1)5m
Degrees of Freedom of a Robot (Chapter 2.2)5m
2 readings
Welcome to Course 1, Foundations of Robot Motion10m
Chapter 2 through 2.240m
3 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Degrees of Freedom of a Rigid Body (Chapter 2 through 2.1)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Degrees of Freedom of a Robot (Chapter 2.2)30m
Chapter 2 through 2.2, Configuration Space50m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Chapter 2: Configuration Space (Part 2 of 2)

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
4 videos
Configuration Space Representation (Chapter 2.3.2)3m
Configuration and Velocity Constraints (Chapter 2.4)4m
Task Space and Workspace (Chapter 2.5)1m
1 reading
Chapters 2.3-2.51h
5 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Configuration Space Topology (Chapter 2.3.1)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Configuration Space Representation (Chapter 2.3.2)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Configuration and Velocity Constraints (Chapter 2.4)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Task Space and Workspace (Chapter 2.5)30m
Chapter 2.3 through 2.5, Configuration Space50m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Chapter 3: Rigid-Body Motions (Part 1 of 2)

6 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 18 min), 1 reading, 7 quizzes
6 videos
Rotation Matrices (Chapter 3.2.1, Part 1 of 2)2m
Rotation Matrices (Chapter 3.2.1, Part 2 of 2)4m
Angular Velocities (Chapter 3.2.2)3m
Exponential Coordinates of Rotation (Chapter 3.2.3, Part 1 of 2)2m
Exponential Coordinates of Rotation (Chapter 3.2.3, Part 2 of 2)3m
1 reading
Chapter 3 through 3.21h
7 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Introduction to Rigid-Body Motions (Chapter 3 through 3.1)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Rotation Matrices (Chapter 3.2.1, Part 1 of 2)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Rotation Matrices (Chapter 3.2.1, Part 2 of 2)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Angular Velocities (Chapter 3.2.2)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Exponential Coordinates of Rotation (Chapter 3.2.3, Part 1 of 2)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Exponential Coordinates of Rotation (Chapter 3.2.3, Part 2 of 2)30m
Chapter 3 through 3.2, Rigid-Body Motions2h
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Chapter 3: Rigid-Body Motions (Part 2 of 2)

7 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 22 min), 1 reading, 7 quizzes
5 videos
Twists (Chapter 3.3.2, Part 1 of 2)4m
Twists (Chapter 3.3.2, Part 2 of 2)2m
Exponential Coordinates of Rigid-Body Motion (Chapter 3.3.3)4m
Wrenches (Chapter 3.4)3m
1 reading
Chapters 3.3 and 3.41h
6 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Homogeneous Transformation Matrices (Chapter 3 through 3.3.1)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Twists (Chapter 3.3.2, Part 1 of 2)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Twists (Chapter 3.3.2, Part 2 of 2)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Exponential Coordinates of Rigid-Body Motion (Chapter 3.3.3)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Wrenches (Chapter 3.4)30m
Chapters 3.3 and 3.4, Rigid-Body Motions2h

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