About this Specialization

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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.
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Intermediate Level
Approximately 6 months to complete
Suggested pace of 6 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
12%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approximately 6 months to complete
Suggested pace of 6 hours/week
English

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There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Modern Robotics, Course 1: Foundations of Robot Motion

4.7
stars
652 ratings
154 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Modern Robotics, Course 2: Robot Kinematics

4.9
stars
223 ratings
46 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Modern Robotics, Course 3: Robot Dynamics

4.7
stars
121 ratings
20 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Modern Robotics, Course 4: Robot Motion Planning and Control

4.9
stars
86 ratings
17 reviews

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Northwestern University

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