Introduction to Robotics: Robot Dynamics and Control

Course Number: ECE179D/ME179D     Edit
Focus Area: Undergraduate
Units: 4
Quarter (typical): Variable
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Short Description:
Dynamic modeling and control methods for robotic systems. Lagrangian method for deriving equations of motion, introduction to the Jacobian, and modeling and control of forces and contact dynamics at a robotic end effector. Laboratories encourage a problem-solving approach to control. Emphasis on nonlinear and underactuated dynamics systems, particularly mobile robots.