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Approx. 14 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Chapter 4: Forward Kinematics

3 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)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 Kinematics1h 20m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Chapter 5: Velocity Kinematics and Statics

5 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)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 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)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

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)2m
Chapter 7, Kinematics of Closed Chains20m

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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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