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Introduction to Application of Robotic Tools

Gain essential practical skills in the application of robotics to understand how to use robotic tools across various industries.

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Introduction to Application of Robotic Tools

  • 2 weeks

  • 4 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Learn the fundamentals of robotic applications

On this two-week course from Luleå University of Technology, you’ll develop a working knowledge of the use of robotics, gaining essential practical skills for robotic applications.

Delving into the fundamentals of robotics, you’ll be equipped with the basics of 3D modelling, object detection, computer vision, and image processing.

You’ll discover examples and get hands-on experience in developing engaging and useful robotics applications. The skills you gain in this course will help you understand how to develop robotic tools in application across various sectors.

Delve into object detection

You’ll learn about different sensing modalities such as RGB sensors, thermal, and 3D lidars that provide diverse types of data for robotic application development.

In coordination with sensing, you’ll also learn about basic perception tasks that can be introduced in robotics applications, such as object detection. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to reflect on these capabilities and how to use them in practice.

Gain practical skills in the application of robotics

Through various example applications, you’ll learn how to demonstrate the use of robotic tools ensuring you finish the course with the practical knowledge to use in your context.

Learn from the experts at Luleå University of Technology

With a long history of excellent research in robotics, control engineering, applied and generative AI, and other technological fields, Luleå University of Technology is ideally situated to offer this course.

You’ll also benefit from the guidance of a headteacher who has years of experience in robotics training and research, including active roles on several leading robotics research groups.

Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Today, more than ever, we’re deploying robotic platforms to undertake a variety of tasks. Robots can address complex tasks efficiently without the need for human presence in, for example, dangerous or unsuitable conditions. We are seeing robotic applications in fields from infrastructure, surveillance and environmental monitoring, agriculture and logistics to search and rescue and even household assistance. Luleå University of Technology invites you to the course introduction to the applications of tools for Robotics. This course is offered online and contains lectures, articles, discussions, quizzes and reflective tasks. Learn more about the fascinating world of robotics with a focus on early-stage prototyping of robotic concepts.

Skip to 1 minute and 1 second This course will give you basic knowledge of the fundamentals of robotics by discussing the co-ordinate frame conventions, a description of the position and the orientation of an object in two or three dimensional space. Not only that, but you will also learn about different sensing modalities that provide diverse types of data for application development. And of course, you will also get an understanding about basic perception tasks that can be introduced in robotics applications. With years of experience in deploying robots in real environments, our top robotics team is waiting to guide you through this journey. We can’t wait to getstarted.


  • Week 1

    Pose and Transformations

    • Course Introduction

      Welcome to this course where you will be introduced to application of robotic tools.

    • Introduction to Pose and Transformations in 2D

      During this week you shall be introduced to the fundamentals of representing the position and orientation of a robot in two dimensional and three-dimensional world space. In addition to that, an introduction to coordinate.

    • Introduction to Pose and Transformations in 3D

      In this section, you will gain the knowledge of representing the robot's position and orientation in three-dimensional world space and gain the knowledge to represent many relative poses with respect to a single fixed frame.

    • General Discussion

      In this activity, you are expected to engage in a positive discourse on the activities previously taught this week. Based on the topic provided, we invite you to express your thoughts freely and encourage new questions.

    • Week 1 Summary

      This activity summarizes the topics taught this week. You are encouraged to engage in a healthy discussion afterwards with your fellow learners.

  • Week 2

    Sensors and Perception

    • Sensors and Perception

      An introduction to various sensing capabilities of a robot is provided along with an brief overview on how it can be used to enable robots to complete tasks.

    • Introduction to Sensors

      A brief overview of various sensing modalities available is provided.

    • Introduction to Perception

      In this activity, you are introduced to the use of sensors on robots and how they enable the robot to complete a given task.

    • General Discussion

      An engaging and constructive discourse on the topics taught in Week 2.

    • Week 2 summary

      This activity shall wrap up the topics introduced this week.

    • Course end and summary

      Test your knowledge gained this week through the final quiz of this course.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Understand coordinate frame conventions and transformation in 2 Dimensions and 3 Dimensions.
  • Identify various sensing modalities as well as perception concepts (e.g object detection) for robotic applications.
  • Discuss and reflect on the importance of sensors and perception in developing robotic applications.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the use of robotics.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning how to develop robotic tools.

It will be most beneficial for those who have some theoretical knowledge of robotics and want to gain more hands-on experience.

Who will you learn with?

I am an Associate Senior Lecturer at the Robotics and AI Group at Luleå University of Technology. My main research interests are in perception, learning and guidance capabilities of field robotics.

Vignesh Kottayam Viswanathan is currently pursuing his research direction in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence subject at the Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.

Who developed the course?

Luleå University of Technology

The Luleå University of Technology mission is to shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results. Located in the arctic region, the university creates global societal benefit.

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