February 1 Period: ts
- May 10 th 2021
16.15 – 18.00 Time:
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M. Bakker ( firstname.lastname@example.org
126a and LIACS Media Lab (LML)
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During the last decade we have
seen an "explosion" of all kinds of robots
designed for tasks that previously were deemed
too challenging for machines. Robots have
evolved from robotic arms and karts that could
execute repetitive or simple tasks such as
painting, welding and vacuum cleaning to
autonomous cars, drones and humanoid helpers and
servants that execute their tasks in much less
controlled and even natural settings. For this
modern robots require sophisticated adaptive
During the course we will have a thorough look
at the important aspects of robot-architectures
used in modern and state of the art robots. The
use of various actuators and sensors will be
studied. Algorithms for low level tasks such as
movement, dead reckoning, obstacle-detection,
and balancing will be presented. Intermediate
level tasks such as mapping, obstacle
recognition and avoidance, and more advanced
modes of reckoning, navigation and object
manipulation will be studied. Finally, high
level tasks such as human-robot-interaction and
adaptive behavior in natural environments will
be studied and proto-typed using state of the
art sensor analysis, computer vision and audio
After successfully finishing the Robotics course
Grading (6 ECTS): Presentations and
Robotics Project (60% of grade). Class discussions,
attendance, workshops and assignments (40% of
grade). It is necessary to be at every class and
to complete every workshop. If you can not be
there, you must contact Dr.
E.M. Bakker before class!
and further materials will be made available on this
Schedule (tentative, visit regularly):
Homework I: Cool robots.
See last slide of the 'Introduction and
Overview'-Lecture. Due 8-2 2021 at 14.00.
Homework 2: See slide 48 of the
'Locomotion and Inverse Kinematics'-Lecture. Due
11-2 2021 at 14.00.
Workshop and SLAM.zip
file. New deadlin e !
Due: 22-3 2021 at 15.00.
Workshop. Due 7-4 2021 at 23.59.
Note for Linux
installation: Before running the install
scrip: chmod u+x install.sh