Flying drones or robot manipulators accomplish heavy-duty tasks that deal with considerable forces and torques not covered by a purely robot kinematics framework. Learn how to formulate dynamics problems and design appropriate control laws.
In this course, part of the Robotics MicroMasters program, you will learn how to develop dynamic models of robot manipulators, mobile robots, and drones (quadrotors), and how to design intelligent controls for robotic systems that can grasp and manipulate objects.
We will cover robot dynamics, trajectory generation, motion planning, and nonlinear control, and develop real-time planning and control software modules for robotic systems. This course will give you the basic theoretical tools and enable you to design control algorithms.
Using MATLAB, you will apply what you have learned through a series of projects involving real-world robotic systems.
Week 1: Introduction and Course Overview Week 2: Rigid Body Dynamics Week 3: Dynamics of Robot Arms Week 4: Project #1: Modeling of a Robot Arm Week 5: Introduction to Linear Control Week 6: State Space Modeling and Multivariable Systems Week 7: Nonlinear Control Week 8: Stability Theory Week 9: Project #2: Control and Trajectory Following for a Mobile Robot Week 10: Quadrotor Control Week 11: Trajectory Generation Week 12: Project #3: Planning and Control of a Quadrotor