Queensland University of Technology, Australia offers a free online course on ‘Introducing Robotics: Build A Robot Arm’  available on FutureLearn.com. In this course, applicants will need to understand mathematical, algorithmic and control principles of robot arm manipulators before starting.

This course is part of the Introducing Robotics program, which will enable you to gain the robotics skills that are needed today and in the future. The course will start on February 20, 2017.

This is a 3 weeks course with an effort of 3 hours/week. It is taught in English and will start on February 20, 2017

Providers’ Details

QUT is a leading Australian university ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Our courses are in high demand, and our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years. We are a connected, relevant and collaborative institution that seeks to solve real-world challenges.

Worth of Award

  • In this project, you’ll design, build and program a simple robot, with at least two joints, that can draw a line through a number of points on a sheet of a paper. You’ll design and construct the robot, write the software to control it, and then put it to the test. There are lots of ways you could actually build such a robot and that will depend on your skill level, your budget, or what equipment you can source. You might consider working in a group to share the expense of the development kit, or borrow the equipment you’ll need. At the end of the course, you’ll be invited to submit a video of your completed robot. A small number of participants will peer review your project and you’ll review a small number of others.
  • This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.
  • This course is the third course in the Introducing Robotics Program from Queensland University of Technology which will help you gain the robotics skills that are needed today and in the future.

Eligibility

  • You’ll need to understand mathematical, algorithmic and control principles of robot arm manipulators before starting.
  • This includes 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.

Instructors

Peter Corke: Professor of Robotic Vision at QUT and Director of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACRV).

How To Apply

  • Go to the course website link (see link below)
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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