2 Free online courses open for registration - Introduction to Robotics & Robotic Vision

8 февраля 2015 г.

Introduction to Robotics
https://www.qut.edu.au/study/short-courses-and-professional-deve...

This course is an introduction to the exciting world of robotics and the mathematics and algorithms that underpin it. You'll develop an understanding of the representation of pose and motion, kinematics, dynamics and control. You'll also be introduced to the variety of robots and the diversity of tasks to which this knowledge and skills can be applied, the role of robots in society, and associated ethical issues.
Who should participate - This course is open to anyone who is interested in robotics and vision systems.

Assumed knowledge
Knowledge of some basic programming (either MATLAB or an object-oriented programming language) and some areas of mathematics will be necessary to complete the course.
You should review these resources before starting the course:
Vectors
Matrices:
basic matrix operations including multiplication and inversion
zero and identity matrices
vector transformations with matrices
eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

When: This is seven-week course, commencing 15 February 2015.
Details: Once you register, you'll have online access to all course content, lectures, quizzes and programming assignments, which you can view in your own time.
Cost: Free. If you choose to build a robot arm as an optional project, you'll need access to the LEGO Mindstorms NXT and EV3 kits (approximately $300 to $500 depending on the source).

Robotic Vision
https://www.qut.edu.au/study/short-courses-and-professional-deve...

Robotic Vision introduces you to the field of computer vision and the mathematics and algorithms that underpin it. You'll learn how to interpret images to determine the colour, size, shape and position of objects in the scene. We'll work with you to build an intelligent vision system that can recognise objects of different colours and shapes.
Who should participate - This course is open to anyone who is interested in robotics and vision systems.

Assumed knowledge
Knowledge of basic programming (either MATLAB or an object-oriented programming language) and some areas of mathematics will be necessary to complete the course.
We recommend reviewing these resources either before the course commences, or as needed after reviewing the course content.
Vectors
Matrices:
basic matrix operations including multiplication and inversion
zero and identity matrices
vector transformations with matrices
eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

When: This is a seven-week course, commencing 13 April 2015.
Details: Once you register, you'll have online access to all course content, lectures, quizzes and programming assignments, which you can view in your own time.
Cost: Free. There is no cost associated with this course.