February 7 Period: th
- May 23 rd 2022
16.15 - 18.00 Time:
Room 407 -
409 (Snellius) Place:
Erwin M. Bakker ( firstname.lastname@example.org
126a and LIACS Media Lab (LML)
Teaching a ssistant:
Hainan Yu ( email@example.com
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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 capabilities.
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!
slides and further materials will be made available
on this site.
To be added
(tentative, visit regularly):
Cool robots. See last slide of the 'Introduction
and Overview'-Lecture.Due 14-2 2022.
Due 22-2 2022.
and SLAM.zip .
for Win10 +
Installation Instructions.) (Due 28-3 2022)
RL Workshop (Due 3-6