Beginner Robotics

Introduction to Robotics – From Basics to Advanced Concepts


Mr. Wright

Reviews 5.00 (1 Reviews)

Course Overview

During the course we will build some cool projects together such as a ‘Tin Can Robot’ from commonplace materials, transforming your understanding of robotics from basics to intricate applications. Our course blends theoretical understanding with practical applications, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

The adventure begins with an introduction to the captivating world of robotics, exploring its history, essential components, and diverse types of robots. As we delve deeper, you’ll get hands-on experience with robot programming, unravel the intricacies of kinematics and control, and delve into the realm of sensors and perception.

This course isn’t merely about understanding robots; it’s an exciting opportunity to construct and program them. As we progress, we will peel back the layers of robotics, from examining robot anatomy to mastering programming languages and motion control techniques. Your journey will culminate in creating a functioning piece of technology, embodying the principles learned throughout the course.

What You'll Learn?

  • Comprehensive coverage of major robotics aspects.
  • Practical exercises for immediate knowledge application.
  • Insight into the latest robotics trends.
  • Networking with robotics enthusiasts.
  • Skills for career advancement in robotics or related fields.
  • Engineering students who want to specialize in robotics.
  • Professionals working in tech who wish to transition to robotics.
  • Hobbyists and tech enthusiasts interested in learning about robotics.
  • Researchers looking to deepen their understanding of robotic systems.
  • Educators teaching STEM subjects, looking to update their robotics knowledge.
  • Basic understanding of physics and mathematics.
  • Familiarity with at least one programming language (preferably Python or C++).
  • A computer that meets the requirements for installing and running robot simulation software.
  • An open and curious mind, ready to explore the world of robotics.
  • Lecture slides and notes.
  • Quizzes, assignments, and a final project for hands-on learning.
  • Extra reading materials for further learning.

Course Content

  • Getting Started
    • Prologue

    • Course Overview

    • Instructor

    • Learner Expectations

    • Course Navigation and Resources

  • Introduction to Robotics
    • Chapter 1: History and Evolution of Robotics

    • Chapter 2: Robotics in Various Industries

    • Chapter 3: Current Trends & Future Prospects

  • Robotics Components and Systems
    • Chapter 4: Robot Anatomy: Parts and Functions

    • Chapter 5: Types of Robots & their Applications

    • Chapter 6: Robot Sensors and Actuators

  • Robot Programming
    • Chapter 7: Programming Languages for Robotics

    • Chapter 8: Control Structures and Algorithms

    • Chapter 9: Robot Simulation & Programming Environments

  • Robotics Kinematics and Control
    • Chapter 10: Robot Coordinate Systems & Transformations

    • Chapter 11: Forward and Inverse Kinematics

    • Chapter 12: Robot Motion Control Techniques

  • Sensors and Perception
    • Chapter 13: Introduction to Robot Perception

    • Chapter 14: Vision Systems and Image Processing for Robotics

    • Chapter 15: Other Sensor Modalities in Robotics

  • Robot Manipulation and Grasping
    • Chapter 16: Robotic Arm Kinematics and Dynamics

    • Chapter 17: Planning and Execution of Robot Manipulation Tasks

    • Chapter 18: Grasping Techniques and Object Recognition

  • Robot Planning and Navigation
    • Chapter 19: Robot Path Planning Algorithms

    • Chapter 20: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)

    • Chapter 21: Autonomous Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance

  • Human-Robot Interaction
    • Chapter 22: Introduction to Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    • Chapter 23: Designing Robot Interfaces and Interaction Modalities

    • Chapter 24: Social Robotics and Ethical Considerations

  • Robotics Applications
    • Chapter 25: Robotics in Manufacturing and Automation

    • Chapter 26: Robotics in Healthcare and Assistive Technologies

    • Chapter 27: Robotics in Space Exploration and Other Domains

  • Tin Can Robot Project
    • Chapter 28: Building a Tin Can Robot

  1. 5


    This was a good intro to robotics, not bad for a freebie. More please.

  • Lessons 33
  • Enrolled 3
  • Language English
  • Skill Beginner
  • Last Update September 14, 2023