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Python ProgrammingRoboticsRaspberry PiMatlab

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Course 6 of 6 in the
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Approx. 27 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

20 minutes to complete

Week 1

20 minutes to complete
3 videos (Total 20 min)
3 videos
Introduction to the Mobile Inverted Pendulum (MIP) Track4m
Introduction to the Autonomous Rover (AR) Track10m
4 hours to complete

Week 1: Lesson Choices

4 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 9 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
(Review) Dijkstra's Algorithm4m
2 readings
B1.1 Purchasing the Robot Kit10m
B1.2 The Rover Simulator20m
1 practice exercise
A1.2 Integrating an ODE with MATLAB30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Week 2: Lesson Choices

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 30 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
(Review) PD Control for a Point Particle in Space5m
A2.1 PD Control for Second-Order Systems6m
(Review) Infinitesimal Kinematics; RR Arm3m
B2.1 Building the Autonomous Rover (AR)1m
B2.6 Connecting to the Pi2m
7 readings
B2.2 Soldering tips10m
B2.3 Soldering the Motor Hat and IMU20m
B2.4 Flashing your Raspberry Pi SD Card10m
B2.5 Assembling the Robot40m
B2.7 Expanding the SD Card Partition2m
B2.8 Remote Access to the Pi10m
B2.9 Controlling the Rover10m
1 practice exercise
A2.2 PD Tracking2h
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Week 3: Lesson Choices

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 37 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
A3.1 Using an EKF to get Scalar Orientation from an IMU5m
B3.1 Calibration3m
B3.2 Camera Calibration3m
(Review) Rotations and Translations18m
B3.4 Camera to body calibration3m
B3.5 Introduction to Apriltags1m
3 readings
B3.3 Motor Calibration15m
B3.6 Printing your own AprilTags10m
B3.7 Optional: IMU Accelerometer Calibration10m
2 practice exercises
A3.2 EKF for Scalar Attitude Estimation2h
B3.8 Calibration8m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Week 4: Lesson Choices

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 28 min)
4 videos
A4.1 Modeling a Mobile Inverted Pendulum (MIP)2m
(Review) 2-D Quadrotor Control9m
B4.1 Designing a Controller for the Rover7m
1 practice exercise
A4.2 Dynamical simulation of a MIP1h

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About the Robotics Specialization

The Introduction to Robotics Specialization introduces you to the concepts of robot flight and movement, how robots perceive their environment, and how they adjust their movements to avoid obstacles, navigate difficult terrains and accomplish complex tasks such as construction and disaster recovery. You will be exposed to real world examples of how robots have been applied in disaster situations, how they have made advances in human health care and what their future capabilities will be. The courses build towards a capstone in which you will learn how to program a robot to perform a variety of movements such as flying and grasping objects....
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