This course provides an introduction to physics-based design, modeling, and control of robotic systems, in particular of robotic arms. You will learn basic methodologies and tools, and build a solid foundation that will enable you to move forward in both robotic research (CS327A, CS326) and applications (CS225A). Concepts that will be covered in the course are Spatial Transformations; Forward and Inverse Kinematics of Robots; Jacobians; Robot Dynamics, Joint, Cartesian, Operational Space and Force Control as well as Vision-based Control.
After taking the class, students will be able to
All learning outcomes are assessed by homework assignments (implementation and pen and paper) as well as through the midterm and final exam.
Mon & Wed from 4:30-5:50pm
Gates - Room B1
Available at the Bookstore.
Please sign up on Piazza.
Midterm (in class): 25%
Final (in class): 39%
There are 6 assignments, 6% each. These are pen and paper as well as coding assignments.
Due @ 4:30pm on Gradescope. - (class code is 98EJ6Z).
|Mon, Jan 07||Introduction & Course Review|
|Wed, Jan 09||Spatial Transformations||HW1 out|
|Friday, Jan 11||Review - Essential Math (4:30pm-5:50pm)|
|Mon, Jan 14||DH Parameters|
|Wed, Jan 16||Forward Kinematics|
|Mon, Jan 21||Holiday (Martin Luther King)|
|Wed, Jan 23||Jacobians||HW1 due, HW2 out|
|Mon, Jan 28||Inverse Kinematics|
|Wed, Jan 30||Jacobian Inverse/ Jacobian Transpose||HW2 due, HW3 out|
|Mon, Feb 04||PD & PID Control in Joint Space|
|Wed, Feb 06||Cartesian Control/ Nullspace||HW3 due|
|Thur, Feb 07||Midterm Review Group I (6.00-8.00p, Gates 219/415)|
|Friday, Feb 08||Midterm Review Group II (6.00-8.00p, Gates 104/219)|
|Mon, Feb 11||Midterm Examination (in class)|
|Wed, Feb 13||Robot Dynamics Torque Control & Compliance|
|Fri, Feb 15||Review - Essential Physics (4:30pm-5:50pm)|
|Mon, Feb 18||President's Day|
|Wed, Feb 20||Gravity Compensation||HW4 out|
|Mon, Feb 25||Inverse Dynamics Control|
|Wed, Feb 27||Jacobian Transpose/ Force Control||HW4 due, HW5 out|
|Mon, Mar 04||Operational Space Control|
|Wed, Mar 06||Nullspace / Potential Fields||HW5 due, HW6 out|
|Mon, Mar 11||Camera Matrices & Perspective Geometry / Position-based visual Servoing|
|Wed, Mar 13||Image-based Visual Servoing||HW6 due|
|Thr, Mar 14||Exam Review Group I (6.00-8.00p, 219/415)|
|Fri, Mar 15||Exam Review Group II (6.00-8.00p, Gates 104/219)|
|Fri, Mar 22||Final Examination|
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There will be 6 homework problem sets that are partially pen & paper and coding exercises. Their purpose is to practice the concepts covered in class by applying them to different problems and visualize them in the robot simulation. The coding assignments will generally require to program in python. We provide a coding harness to test the implementation using the simulator/visualizer used in class. All assignments will be submitted to Gradescope by 4:30pm on the due date. Sign up for the course using entry code 98EJ6Z. Code will be graded using the Gradescope autograder.
Although group discussion and work is encouraged, each student should submit their own assignment and perform any necessary calculations on their own.
There will be both midterm and final exams for this course, held in-class. They are open book and open notes. Electronic devices are not allowed. They will include similar problems to those you have encountered in the homework, and will additionally include problems and questions covering the content from the lectures. TA review sessions will help you to prepare for the exams.
Midterm (in class): 25%
Final (in class): 39%
Each student will have a total of
Regrades will also be handled through Gradescope. We will begin to accept regrades for an assignment the day after grades are released for a window of three days. We will not accept regrades for an assignment outside of that window. Regrades are intended to remedy grading errors, so regrade requests must discuss why you believe your answer is correct in light of the deduction you received. We do not accept regrade requests of the form "I deserve more points for this" or "that deduction is too harsh".
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