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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to Aerial Robotics

2 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 74 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
16 videos
Quadrotors3m
Key Components of Autonomous Flight1m
State Estimation7m
Applications3m
Meet the TAs52s
Basic Mechanics4m
Dynamics and 1-D Linear Control10m
Design Considerations3m
Design Considerations (continued)4m
Agility and Maneuverability7m
Component Selection4m
Effects of Size4m
Supplementary Material: Introduction3m
Supplementary Material: Dynamical Systems3m
Supplementary Material: Rates of Convergence3m
4 readings
Setting up your Matlab programming environment10m
Matlab Tutorials - Introduction to the Matlab Environment10m
Matlab Tutorials - Programming Basics10m
Matlab Tutorials - Advanced Tools10m
2 practice exercises
1.112m
1.210m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Geometry and Mechanics

5 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 117 min)
19 videos
Rotations4m
Euler Angles12m
Axis/Angle Representations for Rotations14m
Angular Velocity9m
Supplementary Material: Rigid-Body Displacements6m
Supplementary Material: Properties of Functions3m
Supplementary Material: Symbolic Calculations in Matlab4m
Supplementary Material: The atan2 Function2m
Supplementary Material: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Matrices5m
Supplementary Material: Quaternions2m
Supplementary Material: Matrix Derivative1m
Supplementary Material: Skew-Symmetric Matrices and the Hat Operator4m
Formulation3m
Newton-Euler Equations6m
Principal Axes and Principal Moments of Inertia6m
Quadrotor Equations of Motion5m
Supplementary Material: State-Space Form4m
Supplementary Material: Getting Started With the First Programming Assignment3m
1 practice exercise
2.112m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Planning and Control

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 65 min)
9 videos
3-D Quadrotor Control7m
Time, Motion, and Trajectories9m
Time, Motion, and Trajectories (continued)9m
Motion Planning for Quadrotors12m
Supplementary Material: Minimum Velocity Trajectories from the Euler-Lagrange Equations2m
Supplementary Material: Solving for Coefficients of Minimum Jerk Trajectories5m
Supplementary Material: Minimum Velocity Trajectories3m
Supplementary Material: Linearization of Quadrotor Equations of Motion5m
1 practice exercise
36m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Advanced Topics

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 68 min)
5 videos
Nonlinear Control18m
Control of Multiple Robots26m
Adjourn1m
Supplementary Material: Introduction to the Motion Capture System by Matthew Turpin9m
1 practice exercise
410m

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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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