Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsThe world is going to need a lot of people who understand robotics. Are you up for that challenge? The robotics industry is going through explosive growth at the moment. As the capability of robots increases, we’re going to see them play a more and more important part in all of our lives. If you love figuring out how things work, then you’ll enjoy learning the mathematics behind how robots move. Try out your programming skills in practical MATLAB assignments, and program your robot to do a useful task. My name is Professor Peter Corke, join me in the exciting challenge of making robots move.
When would you like to start?
What will you achieve?
Who is the course for?
This course assumes that you are familiar with concepts from advanced high-school mathematics or engineering; in particular, analytic geometry and linear algebra (including points, vectors, matrices, matrix-vector and matrix-matrix multiplication, and linear transformations).
You’ll also need to know how to program in MATLAB to complete the practical exercises. You won’t need to download the MATLAB software to complete this course (unless you already have it and wish to use it), as you will be linked directly into an online version of MATLAB through FutureLearn.
What software or tools do you need?
Everything you need to succeed in this course is provided, or can be downloaded for free. If you’d like to attempt the exercises throughout this course, you will be using a program called MATLAB. All exercises are embedded in the course, so you don’t need to have MATLAB to participate.
However, if you’d like to follow along with Professor Corke’s MATLAB demonstrations, work on the exercises, or explore topics on your own, MathWorks has provided a licence for MATLAB Online for this course. We will guide you through the setup of MATLAB and the Robotics Toolbox at the beginning of the course. The use of MATLAB is what will really give you a powerful learning experience, letting you try out the exercises and examples provided.
If you have not used MATLAB before, and would like to take a two-hour introductory course, please check out the MATLAB Academy’s MATLAB Onramp course. This covers the MATLAB basics with walk-through activities. This is an optional activity.
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Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.
If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.
A Certificate of Achievement
Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.
To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.
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