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About the Course

Robotic systems typically include three components: a mechanism which is capable of exerting forces and torques on the environment, a perception system for sensing the world and a decision and control system which modulates the robot's behavior to achieve the desired ends. In this course we will consider the problem of how a robot decides what to do to achieve its goals. This problem is often referred to as Motion Planning and it has been formulated in various ways to model different situations. You will learn some of the most common approaches to addressing this problem including graph-based methods, randomized planners and artificial potential fields. Throughout the course, we will discuss the aspects of the problem that make planning challenging....

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Nov 27, 2018

The course was challenging, but fulfilling. Thank you Coursera and University of Pennsylvania for giving this wonderful experience and opportunity that I might not experience in our local community!


Jul 2, 2018

The topic was very interesting, and the assignments weren't overly complicated. Overall, the lesson was fun and informative , despite the bugs in the learning tool(especially, the last assignment.)

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By Dj S

Sep 1, 2016

Excellent course and perspective on mapping paths and routes, anybody planning for this should ensure good knowledge of MatLab, it took me longer to complete the course than I expected due to my lack of familiarity with MatLab.

By Shakti D S

Mar 6, 2016

I don't have reasons to rate it less but I will recommend that the gap between the course materials and the assignment levels should be bridged.

It took significantly more time in course which almost defeated the whole purpose.

By Allen Y

Mar 6, 2016

This course is good, but maybe it is a little bit to easy and only cover a small part of knowledge. However, I think it's okay for a introduction course. I hope there will be course dig into more deeply and wilder knowledge

By Janzaib M

Mar 11, 2016

I like this course because they are covering really complicated topics in very less material. And the assignments are amazing. They are worth the learning effect they create.

By Romain J

Mar 1, 2016

Very interesting module about Motion planning. I really appreciate that this course put a big emphasis on concrete implementation with various programming assignments.

By Jiang S (

Aug 22, 2016

A good course to get started with robotic motion planning. It starts from shortest path algorithm, configuration space to probabilistic roadmap and potential filed.

By Srikanth G

Dec 1, 2016

A beautiful course for robotics beginners. Videos are mostly conceptual yet superficial while programming assignments give a feel for the technicalities involved.

By Michael A W

Jun 7, 2016

Good course, completely satisfied. Could have used a bit more material though. For example more tie-ins to the first course would not have been difficult.

By Michael X

Nov 13, 2016

Pretty well. Four-week study gives a general introduction of several motion planning techniques.

Programming homework is not so hard, it's great.


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By Juan D P A

Nov 10, 2016

It's an excellent course; but I would like that continue and teach about Dynamic planning i.e, Dynamic Obstacles and colaborative robotics.

By Vaibhav M

Sep 24, 2021

Fantastic job everyone, the course was great, the content and MATLAB support is just awesome and yes hats off to the discussion forum.

By Shounak D

Jun 18, 2018

Good course..but I wish the course was longer and the lectures and quizzes more detailed. Looking to more courses on these topics.

By Niju M N

Aug 4, 2016

Good Introduction to some of the Algorithms in Computational Planning . More of training in assignment than explanation in video

By Abhilash

Jun 25, 2016

A great course ,this course will introduce you to the planning algorithms and will make you do some cool stuff as assignments.

By Alejandro A V

Feb 26, 2016

Everything was so relevant and finely explained, but It clearly wasn't a beginner's course, it's more an Intermediate Course.

By Huy P

Aug 26, 2020

The programming exercises are quite easy. It would be great if there is a final exercise for 2-tree RRT and graph-like A*

By David S V

Mar 19, 2016

Muy bueno el curso, tuvo momentos difíciles pero nada que con esfuerzo y voluntad de salir adelante no se pueda lograr.

By HenryYao

Jun 12, 2018

easy to understand, fundamental course on motion planning, programming work with very clear skeleton code

By Leonardo G

Jul 8, 2020

It is a basic but good course to introduce important concepts about motion planning of mobile robotics

By Yui

Sep 20, 2019

Don't recommend. The submission button for assignment is not available. You cannot finish the course.

By Mayank G

May 9, 2016

This is very helpful for the students and people working or want to work in aviation/aerial Industry.

By Sabrina_shurong

Aug 31, 2020

A great course to introduce some basic ideas. However, the limitation of platform is not pleasable.

By Troy W

Feb 16, 2016

The fastest approach to robot motion planning---from someone who knows nothing about the subject.

By Shubham G

Feb 11, 2018

Excellent course !! Very crisp and short lectures but still core concepts are taught very well.