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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Chapter 12: Grasping and Manipulation (Part 1 of 2)

6 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 9 quizzes
7 videos
First-Order Analysis of a Single Contact (Chapter 12.1.1)4m
Contact Types: Rolling, Sliding, and Breaking (Chapter 12.1.2)5m
Multiple Contacts (Chapter 12.1.3)4m
Planar Graphical Methods (Chapter 12.1.6, Part 1 of 2)4m
Planar Graphical Methods (Chapter 12.1.6, Part 2 of 2)4m
Form Closure (Chapter 12.1.7)4m
3 readings
Welcome to Course 5, Robot Manipulation and Wheeled Mobile Robots10m
How to Make This Course Successful5m
Chapter 12 through 12.12h
8 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Grasping and Manipulation (Chapter 12)8m
Lecture Comprehension, First-Order Analysis of a Single Contact (Chapter 12.1.1)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Contact Types: Rolling, Sliding, and Breaking (Chapter 12.1.2)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Multiple Contacts (Chapter 12.1.3)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Planar Graphical Methods (Chapter 12.1.6, Part 1 of 2)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Planar Graphical Methods (Chapter 12.1.6, Part 2 of 2)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Form Closure (Chapter 12.1.7)2m
Chapter 12 through 12.1, Grasping and Manipulation1h
Week
2

Week 2

9 hours to complete

Chapter 12: Grasping and Manipulation (Part 2 of 2)

9 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 8 quizzes
6 videos
Planar Graphical Methods (Chapter 12.2.2)4m
Force Closure (Chapter 12.2.3)4m
Duality of Force and Motion Freedoms (Chapter 12.2.4)3m
Manipulation and the Meter-Stick Trick (Chapter 12.3)5m
Transport of an Assembly (Chapter 12.3)3m
1 reading
Chapter 12.2 through 12.31h 30m
7 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Friction (Chapter 12.2.1)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Planar Graphical Methods (Chapter 12.2.2)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Force Closure (Chapter 12.2.3)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Duality of Force and Motion Freedoms (Chapter 12.2.4)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Manipulation and the Meter-Stick Trick (Chapter 12.3)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Transport of an Assembly (Chapter 12.3)4m
Chapter 12.2 through 12.3, Grasping and Manipulation1h 10m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Chapter 13: Wheeled Mobile Robots (Part 1 of 2)

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
4 videos
Omnidirectional Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.2, Part 1 of 2)6m
Omnidirectional Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.2, Part 2 of 2)3m
Modeling of Nonholonomic Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.1)5m
1 reading
Chapter 13 through 13.3.12h
5 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.1)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Omnidirectional Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.2, Part 1 of 2)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Omnidirectional Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.2, Part 2 of 2)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Modeling of Nonholonomic Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.1)6m
Chapter 13 through 13.3.1, Wheeled Mobile Robots1h 15m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Chapter 13: Wheeled Mobile Robots (Part 2 of 2)

6 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 9 quizzes
8 videos
Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 2 of 4)6m
Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 3 of 4)5m
Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 4 of 4)5m
Motion Planning for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.3)5m
Feedback Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.4)5m
Odometry (Chapter 13.4)4m
Mobile Manipulation (Chapter 13.5)6m
1 reading
Chapter 13.3.2 through 13.52h 30m
9 practice exercises
Lecture Comprehension, Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 1 of 4)6m
Lecture Comprehension, Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 2 of 4)12m
Lecture Comprehension, Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 3 of 4)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Controllability of Wheeled Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.2, Part 4 of 4)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Motion Planning for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.3)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Feedback Control for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots (Chapter 13.3.4)4m
Lecture Comprehension, Odometry (Chapter 13.4)2m
Lecture Comprehension, Mobile Manipulation (Chapter 13.5)18m
Chapter 13.3.2 through 13.5, Wheeled Mobile Robots1h 20m

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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