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VM567 – Introduction to Robotics


Credits: 3 credits

Pre-requisites: Vm240 Introduction to Dynamics and Vibrations and Vm360 Modeling, Analysis and Control of Dynamic Systems, or instructor permission

Degree Program: Mechanical Engineering

Terms Offered: Fall


This is an graduate level course intended to introduce students to Robotics. The course covers major fundamental aspects of robotics, including spatial motion of rigid bodies, kinematics and instantaneous kinematics, motion planning, statics and dynamics, control of robotic systems, robotic vision, non-holonomic systems, etc. In addition, introductory lectures on sensing and actuation technologies and advanced robotics topics will also be given in class. By the end of this course, students should be able to independently present a comprehensive analysis for an existing robotic system, including the geometry, kinematics, differential kinematics, dynamics, control and motion planning. This course prepares graduate students for their future pursuit in robotics and many other related disciplines.

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