This course begins with an introduction to the mechanics of flight and the design of quadrotor flying robots.
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.
This course will explore how to design robot bodies and behaviors that recruit limbs and more general appendages to apply physical forces that confer reliable mobility in a complex and dynamic world.
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.
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.