Introduction to 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.
Did you know?
- Courses can be taken individually online.
- Learners who pay for and complete all six courses will receive a Specialization Certificate.
ROBOTICS 2: COMPUTATIONAL MOTION PLANNING
Robotic systems include three components: a mechanism for 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. This course will explore the problem of how a robot decides what to do to achieve its goals.
ROBOTICS 4: PERCEPTION
How can robots perceive the world and their own movements so that they accomplish navigation and manipulation tasks? In this course, we will study how images and videos acquired by cameras mounted on robots are transformed into representations like features and optical flow.
ROBOTICS 5: ESTIMATION AND LEARNING
How can robots determine their state and properties of the surrounding environment from noisy sensor measurements in time? In this course you will learn how to get robots to incorporate uncertainty into estimating and learning from a dynamic and changing world.