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Approx. 15 hours to complete

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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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 4-7 hours/week....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
7 hours to complete

Chapter 10: Motion Planning (Part 1 of 2)

C-space obstacles, graphs and trees, and A* graph search....
Reading
5 videos (Total 24 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
Video5 videos
C-Space Obstacles (Chapter 10.2.1)4m
Graphs and Trees (Chapter 10.2.3)2m
Graph Search (Chapter 10.2.4)9m
Complete Path Planners (Chapter 10.3)3m
Reading2 readings
Welcome to Course 4, Robot Motion Planning and Control10m
Chapter 10 through 10.330m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Overview of Motion Planning (Chapter 10.1)4m
Lecture Comprehension, C-Space Obstacles (Chapter 10.2.1)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Graphs and Trees (Chapter 10.2.3)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Graph Search (Chapter 10.2.4)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Complete Path Planners (Chapter 10.3)2m
Chapter 10 through 10.3, Motion Planning15m
Week
2
Hours to complete
7 hours to complete

Chapter 10: Motion Planning (Part 2 of 2)

Motion planning on a discretized C-space grid, randomized sampling-based planners, virtual potential fields, and nonlinear optimization....
Reading
5 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 7 quizzes
Video5 videos
Sampling Methods for Motion Planning (Chapter 10.5, Part 1 of 2)3m
Sampling Methods for Motion Planning (Chapter 10.5, Part 2 of 2)7m
Virtual Potential Fields (Chapter 10.6)5m
Nonlinear Optimization (Chapter 10.7)5m
Reading1 reading
Chapter 10.4 through 10.7m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Grid Methods for Motion Planning (Chapter 10.4)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Sampling Methods for Motion Planning (Chapter 10.5, Part 1 of 2)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Sampling Methods for Motion Planning (Chapter 10.5, Part 2 of 2)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Virtual Potential Fields (Chapter 10.6)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Nonlinear Optimization (Chapter 10.7)4m
Chapter 10.4 through 10.7, Motion Planning8m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Chapter 11: Robot Control (Part 1 of 2)

First- and second-order linear error dynamics, stability of a feedback control system, and motion control of robots when the output of the controller commands joint velocities....
Reading
8 videos (Total 33 min), 1 reading, 9 quizzes
Video8 videos
Error Response (Chapter 11.2.1)2m
Linear Error Dynamics (Chapter 11.2.2)4m
First-Order Error Dynamics (Chapter 11.2.2.1)1m
Second-Order Error Dynamics (Chapter 11.2.2.2)5m
Motion Control with Velocity Inputs (Chapter 11.3, Part 1 of 3)4m
Motion Control with Velocity Inputs (Chapter 11.3, Part 2 of 3)6m
Motion Control with Velocity Inputs (Chapter 11.3, Part 3 of 3)4m
Reading1 reading
Chapter 11 through 11.3m
Quiz9 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Control System Overview (Chapter 11.1)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Error Response (Chapter 11.2.1)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Linear Error Dynamics (Chapter 11.2.2)4m
Lecture Comprehension, First-Order Error Dynamics (Chapter 11.2.2.1)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Second-Order Error Dynamics (Chapter 11.2.2.2)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Motion Control with Velocity Inputs (Chapter 11.3, Part 1 of 3)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Motion Control with Velocity Inputs (Chapter 11.3, Part 2 of 3)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Motion Control with Velocity Inputs (Chapter 11.3, Part 3 of 3)8m
Chapter 11 through 11.3, Robot Controlm
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Chapter 11: Robot Control (Part 2 of 2)

Motion control of robots when the output of the controller commands joint torques, force control, and hybrid motion-force control....
Reading
5 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
Video5 videos
Motion Control with Torque or Force Inputs (Chapter 11.4, Part 2 of 3)5m
Motion Control with Torque or Force Inputs (Chapter 11.4, Part 3 of 3)7m
Force Control (Chapter 11.5)2m
Hybrid Motion-Force Control (Chapter 11.6)5m
Reading1 reading
Chapter 11.4 through 11.6m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Motion Control with Torque or Force Inputs (Chapter 11.4, Part 1 of 3)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Motion Control with Torque or Force Inputs (Chapter 11.4, Part 2 of 3)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Motion Control with Torque or Force Inputs (Chapter 11.4, Part 3 of 3)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Force Control (Chapter 11.5)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Hybrid Motion-Force Control (Chapter 11.6)2m
Chapter 11.4 through 11.6, Robot Control30m

Instructor

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Kevin Lynch

Professor
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....
Modern Robotics:  Mechanics, Planning, and Control

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