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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: This course requires 4 weeks of study of approximately 3-5 hours/week....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

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

Lagrangian formulation of dynamics, centripetal and Coriolis forces, robot mass matrix, dynamics of a rigid body, and Newton-Euler inverse dynamics for an open-chain robot....
Reading
6 videos (Total 34 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
Video6 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
Reading2 readings
Welcome to Course 3, Robot Dynamics10m
Chapter 8 through 8.330m
Quiz7 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 Chains30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

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

Forward dynamics of an open chain, task-space dynamics, constrained dynamics, and practical effects due to gearing and friction....
Reading
4 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
Video4 videos
Dynamics in the Task Space (Chapter 8.6)1m
Constrained Dynamics (Chapter 8.7)4m
Actuation, Gearing, and Friction (Chapter 8.9)6m
Reading1 reading
Chapters 8.5-8.7 and 8.9m
Quiz5 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
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Chapter 9: Trajectory Generation (Part 1 of 2)

Point-to-point "straight-line" trajectories and polynomial trajectories passing through via points....
Reading
3 videos (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
Video3 videos
Point-to-Point Trajectories (Chapter 9 through 9.2, Part 2 of 2)3m
Polynomial Via Point Trajectories (Chapter 9.3)2m
Reading1 reading
Chapter 9 through 9.3m
Quiz4 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 Generation45m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Chapter 9: Trajectory Generation (Part 2 of 2)

Time-optimal motions along a specified path subject to robot dynamics and actuator limits....
Reading
3 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
Video3 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
Reading1 reading
Chapter 9.4m
Quiz4 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 Generationm
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By SMOct 14th 2018

Concepts and Explanation is great if you are trying to go into robotics career

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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....
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