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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Chapter 8: Dynamics of Open Chains (Part 1 of 2)

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
6 videos
Lagrangian Formulation of Dynamics (Chapter 8 through 8.1.2, Part 2 of 2)5m
Understanding the Mass Matrix (Chapter 8.1.3)5m
Dynamics of a Single Rigid Body (Chapter 8.2, Part 1 of 2)6m
Dynamics of a Single Rigid Body (Chapter 8.2, Part 2 of 2)4m
Newton-Euler Inverse Dynamics (Chapter 8.3)5m
3 readings
Welcome to Course 3, Robot Dynamics10m
How to Make This Course Successful5m
Chapter 8 through 8.31h 30m
7 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Lagrangian Formulation of Dynamics (Chapter 8 through 8.1.2, Part 1 of 2)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Lagrangian Formulation of Dynamics (Chapter 8 through 8.1.2, Part 2 of 2)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Understanding the Mass Matrix (Chapter 8.1.3)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Dynamics of a Single Rigid Body (Chapter 8.2, Part 1 of 2)8m
Lecture Comprehension, Dynamics of a Single Rigid Body (Chapter 8.2, Part 2 of 2)8m
Lecture Comprehension, Newton-Euler Inverse Dynamics (Chapter 8.3)10m
Chapter 8 through 8.3, Dynamics of Open Chains1h 30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Chapter 8: Dynamics of Open Chains (Part 2 of 2)

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
4 videos
Dynamics in the Task Space (Chapter 8.6)1m
Constrained Dynamics (Chapter 8.7)4m
Actuation, Gearing, and Friction (Chapter 8.9)6m
1 reading
Chapters 8.5-8.7 and 8.91h
5 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Forward Dynamics of Open Chains (Chapter 8.5)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Dynamics in the Task Space (Chapter 8.6)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Constrained Dynamics (Chapter 8.7)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Actuation, Gearing, and Friction (Chapter 8.9)4m
Chapter 8.5-8.7 and 8.9, Dynamics of Open Chains40m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Chapter 9: Trajectory Generation (Part 1 of 2)

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Point-to-Point Trajectories (Chapter 9 through 9.2, Part 2 of 2)3m
Polynomial Via Point Trajectories (Chapter 9.3)2m
1 reading
Chapter 9 through 9.31h
4 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Point-to-Point Trajectories (Chapter 9 through 9.2, Part 1 of 2)8m
Lecture Comprehension, Point-to-Point Trajectories (Chapter 9 through 9.2, Part 2 of 2)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Polynomial Via Point Trajectories (Chapter 9.3)6m
Chapter 9 through 9.3, Trajectory Generation1h 45m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Chapter 9: Trajectory Generation (Part 2 of 2)

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Time-Optimal Time Scaling (Chapter 9.4, Part 2 of 3)6m
Time-Optimal Time Scaling (Chapter 9.4, Part 3 of 3)4m
1 reading
Chapter 9.41h
4 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Time-Optimal Time Scaling (Chapter 9.4, Part 1 of 3)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Time-Optimal Time Scaling (Chapter 9.4, Part 2 of 3)10m
Lecture Comprehension, Time-Optimal Time Scaling (Chapter 9.4, Part 3 of 3)6m
Chapter 9.4, Trajectory Generation1h

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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