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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Absolutely terrible. So, based on the simple (as it seems) prerequisites you hoped to jump into this one and learn some basics behind the advanced topic of robotics? Tough luck, buddy. I've managed to complete a first few weeks and the problems popped...
Absolutely terrible. So, based on the simple (as it seems) prerequisites you hoped to jump into this one and learn some basics behind the advanced topic of robotics? Tough luck, buddy. I've managed to complete a first few weeks and the problems popped up as mushrooms after the warm summer rain right at the beginning. "Lectures" consist of a few short (5-10 minutes) video segments consisting mainly of animated slides dealing with seemingly elementary subject, where practical examples and detailed theory are probably left to the "course" follower to investigate on his own. Then there's the homework assignments which are mainly broken due to the following reasons: 1) Concepts are tested before they formally introduced (possibly, some of it were fixed later on), 2) Even if the question is testing previously introduced concept, difficulty is way beyond anything presented in the short video segments 3) Prerequisites are just false. Strong background in Linear Algebra/Analytic Geometry is assumed, but never mentioned in the course description. What makes it even more sad, there's a drops of pure brilliance here and there dissipated in the short lectures and even homework assignments. I was so excited to start this one. If all the instruction materials that you can offer to the attendees are difficult homework assignments without any sensible instruction don't call it "course".
Robo123 is taking this course right now.
started looking at the lectures for this module, initial part on how to represent rotation etc was good, but second part on forward kinematics impossible to understand. Professor Yim draws all the axis on top of each other, loses his point a couple of times, very confusing - dropped it. It also seems that most videos were incorrect, as below a list of errata appears. I think to understand I will get a book instead, maybe Springer Handbook of Robotics seems good.