Mobile Robots: Design and Operation for Real-World Applications

Location: Distance Learning Course

2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 180.00
2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 200.00

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This course covers theory and practical applications for mobile robots. The focus is mainly on ground-based autonomous vehicles. The intended audience is engineers, students, and individuals who are involved in any aspect of mobile robotics including deployment and operation, education, design, construction, selection, and maintenance.

Learning Objectives:
  - Determine the allowed motions for a wheeled or legged mobile vehicle
  - Calculate required motor commands for a wheeled vehicle to follow a specified trajectory
  - Select and operate sensors, including LIDAR, needed for a robot to navigate in the real world
  - Employ existing algorithms, such as Kalman filtering, to determine the robot's location
  - Employ existing algorithms (such as A*) to plan a path to a goal

  - Locomotion - means of motion
  - Kinematics - allowed motions for wheeled platforms
  - Sensors - exteroceptive / proprioceptive, active / passive
  - Localization - determining the robot's position on a map
  - Path planning and Navigation - using A* and D* to reach a goal

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Fee: $180.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 180.00
Course Fee (Alternate)2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 200.00

Distance Learning Course

Distance Learning Course

Thaddeus Roppel

Dr. Thad Roppel is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Auburn University. He established the Cooperative Robotics Research Laboratory at Auburn in 2006. He and his students develop teams of robots that collaborate with each other and with people to accomplish missions such as disaster search and rescue. Dr. Roppel teaches courses in robotics at all levels from freshman through Ph.D. He also supervises a variety of student projects and extracurricular activities centered on robotics, including the NASA Planetary Mining Competition team. He also coordinates outreach activities to elementary and middle schools to engage students in robotics from the earliest ages.


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