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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Chapter 4: Forward Kinematics

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 15 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Product of Exponentials Formula in the End-Effector Frame (Chapter 4.1.3)4m
Forward Kinematics Example3m
3 readings
Welcome to Course 2, Robot Kinematics10m
How to Make This Course Successful5m
Chapter 4, Forward Kinematics1h
4 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Product of Exponentials Formula in the Space Frame (Chapter 4 through 4.1.2)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Product of Exponentials Formula in the End-Effector Frame (Chapter 4.1.3)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Forward Kinematics Example30m
Chapter 4, Forward Kinematics1h 20m
Week
2

Week 2

7 hours to complete

Chapter 5: Velocity Kinematics and Statics

7 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 34 min), 1 reading, 7 quizzes
6 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
1 reading
Chapter 5, Velocity Kinematics and Statics2h
7 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Velocity Kinematics and Statics (Chapter 5 Introduction)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Space Jacobian (Chapter 5.1 through 5.1.1)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Body Jacobian (Chapter 5.1.2 through 5.1.4)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Statics of Open Chains (Chapter 5.2)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Singularities (Chapter 5.3)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Manipulability (Chapter 5.4)30m
Chapter 5, Velocity Kinematics and Statics1h 30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Chapter 6: Inverse Kinematics

5 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
3 videos
Numerical Inverse Kinematics (Chapter 6.2, Part 1 of 2)5m
Numerical Inverse Kinematics (Chapter 6.2, Part 2 of 2)4m
1 reading
Chapter 6, Inverse Kinematics1h 30m
4 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Inverse Kinematics of Open Chains (Chapter 6 Introduction)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Numerical Inverse Kinematics (Chapter 6.2, Part 1 of 2)30m
Lecture Comprehension, Numerical Inverse Kinematics (Chapter 6.2, Part 2 of 2)30m
Chapter 6, Inverse Kinematics30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Chapter 7: Kinematics of Closed Chains

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 9 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
1 reading
Chapter 7, Kinematics of Closed Chains1h
2 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Kinematics of Closed Chains (Chapter 7)30m
Chapter 7, Kinematics of Closed Chains20m

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