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Begin Robotics

University of Reading via FutureLearn

8 Reviews 2265 students interested
Found in Robotics, Engineering
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate $69 Certificate Available
  • Effort 3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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Overview

Explore robot anatomy, control and behaviour through a set of simulated tasks

Robots today are roving Mars, hoovering our floors, building cars and entertaining us in films. You may even share Stephen Hawking’s world view that super-intelligent ones may one day bring about the end of the human race.

If you’d like to find out more, but don’t have Hawking’s brain or an advanced qualification in cybernetics, this course is for you. You won’t require a soldering iron, but you’ll explore the basics of robot design, control and behaviour through a series of simulations that will have you test driving an ERIC – our very own University of Reading mobile robot.

The course is designed for anyone with an interest in robotics- you don’t need to own your own robot to take part!

Please be aware that this course contains video clips that include sequences of flickering/flashing lights which might affect learners who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Taught by

William Harwin, Tharindu Liyanagunawardena and Richard Mitchell

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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
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I really enjoyed taking this online course. It was challenging and full of information. I really wish the University of Reading would add more online options in this area. Also, having the opportunity to build mt own ERIC would be awesome!! Hint, Hint.
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Rishi K
2.0 9 months ago
Rishi is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
videos are clear. Transcript given are very useful to understand. Glossary are helpful. The lessons will motivate the learners to continue.
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