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The Introduction to Robotics Specialization introduces you to the concepts of robot flight and movement, how robots perceive their environment, and how they adjust their movements to avoid obstacles, navigate difficult terrains and accomplish complex tasks such as construction and disaster recovery.

Motion Planning Particle Filter Matlab Robotics Quadcoper Automated Planning And Scheduling A* Search Algorithm Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) Robot Computer Vision Estimation Random Sample Consensus (Ransac)

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Taught by
Vijay Kumar
Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
and 6 more instructors

Offered by
University of Pennsylvania

This specialization includes these 6 courses.

#515
Robotics
Aerial Robotics
How can we create agile micro aerial vehicles that are able to operate autonomously in cluttered indoor and outdoor environments? You will gain an introduction to the mechanics of flight and the design of quadrotor flying robots and will be able to develop dynamic models, derive controllers, and sy...
University of Pennsylvania
Vijay Kumar
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2 mentions
Robotics
Computational Motion Planning
Robotic systems typically include three components: a mechanism which is capable of exerting forces and torques on the environment, a perception system for sensing the world and a decision and control system which modulates the robot's behavior to achieve the desired ends.
University of Pennsylvania
CJ Taylor
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#1213
Robotics
Mobility
How can robots use their motors and sensors to move around in an unstructured environment? You will understand how to design robot bodies and behaviors that recruit limbs and more general appendages to apply physical forces that confer reliable mobility in a complex and dynamic world.
University of Pennsylvania
Daniel E. Koditschek
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#1204
Robotics
Perception
How can robots perceive the world and their own movements so that they accomplish navigation and manipulation tasks? In this module, we will study how images and videos acquired by cameras mounted on robots are transformed into representations like features and optical flow.
University of Pennsylvania
Kostas Daniilidis
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#830
Robotics
Estimation and Learning
How can robots determine their state and properties of the surrounding environment from noisy sensor measurements in time? In this module you will learn how to get robots to incorporate uncertainty into estimating and learning from a dynamic and changing world.
University of Pennsylvania
Daniel Lee
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Robotics
Capstone
In our 6 week Robotics Capstone, we will give you a chance to implement a solution for a real world problem based on the content you learnt from the courses in your robotics specialization.
University of Pennsylvania
Kostas Daniilidis
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Reddit Posts and Comments

3 posts • 33 mentions • top 23 shown below

r/robotics • post
32 points • essereindeciso
Robotics Specialization on Coursera, is it worth it?

Hello, I am new to robotics, I saw the Wiki/FAQ but I haven't found an online course. I found on Coursera a specialization in robotics.

Do you suggest it?

I, also, saw that the Arduino Robot is retired. Can you suggest me an alternative? I don't have any friends interested in robotics, can I learn it alone?

r/robotics • post
8 points • AudiS4B6
I am an systems software engineer and found this robotics specialization course on coursera - https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics. Help me analyze it.

I am looking to get into the drone/robotics industry and trying to evaluate this course. Could some of the experts here help me in understanding the value benefit of this course and if the skills I might learn are applicable readily in an industry job.

Thanks!

Edit: Course Link: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics

It's taught by uPenn

r/robotics • post
14 points • soulslicer0
Which MOOC to do?

Deciding between the Udacity Robotics Nanodegree (https://www.udacity.com/course/robotics-nanodegree--nd209) and the coursera one (https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics).

Which one would give me a better grounding?

r/robotics • post
6 points • blazerman345
I am very interested in motion planning and search algorithms for mobile robots, including autonomous cars. Where can I find some free online courses on the subject?

Basically, something like this:

https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics

But where I don't have to pay nearly $300.

Thanks!

r/EngineeringStudents • post
6 points • -007-bond
Learning more about robotics

I have completed my second year of Electrical Engineering and I am interested in learning more about robotics. I am currently doing a course from coursera -Machine Learning and started the robotics specialization course but realized my knowledge of statistics is not yet sufficient, so I will start the courses from the robotics specialization once I take a course on statistics in school. So my question is what else can I do, or what other resources are there for me to learn more about robotics and learn more about its subsets since it is such a broad field. Additionally what projects can I do that would make me more marketable to a company for a robotics internship?

r/robotics • post
1 points • internetdigitalentre
Attention all Engineers: Learn the Building Blocks for a Career in Robotics - Robotics Specialization from the University of Pennsylvania
r/programming • post
1 points • internetdigitalentre
Learn the Building Blocks for a Career in Robotics - Robotics Specialization from the University of Pennsylvania
r/robotics • comment
2 points • sun_dragn

If your talking about hobby robots i'd recommend just following tutorials online.

Otherwise i'll assume your looking to learn about the mathematical underpinnings of robotics in which case I would 100% suggest taking Coursera's Robotics specialization (https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics). The 6 courses will give you a strong foundation in the main pillars of robotics - control theory, motion planning, mechanical design and analysis, perception and learning/estimation. You'll need to have taken multi-variable and linear algebra. The course costs 30$/month. I took the course myself so let me know if you want to learn more about it/ any other questions!

r/learnpython • comment
2 points • grandzooby

There have been good Coursera courses around robotics. It looks like there is now a specialization: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics

And many separate courses: https://www.coursera.org/courses?languages=en&query=robotics

It might be a good place to start if you're just starting out.

r/OMSCS • post
2 points • Dangerzone812
Computational Perception and Robotics Impressions, I'm a Prospective Student

Hello I hope you are all doing well!

I'm thinking about applying from the OMSCS program, since a coworker is in it right now. I'm currently a Robotics Engineer, primarily in software and controls.

My undergrad stuff was in Mechanical and Computer Engineering, and I've completed the Penn/Coursera Robotics Specialization <https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics>, as well as taken Control of Mobile Robots <https://www.coursera.org/learn/mobile-robot>.

I learned a lot from those courses as well as on the job every day. I'm in the software and controls group at work, and I work in ROS every day and write C++/Python for all kinds of things high level and low level.

I really enjoy machine learning/deep learning, perception, autonomous robotics and all sorts of stuff. I'm an all around robot nerd.

Anyways, I'm interested in the CP&R Specialization, and wanted some insight. Given my background, is this something that would help? I mean it currently wouldn't hurt. It's also from one of the best engineering/CS schools out there.

Do you think this is a good program for me overall? Is there opportunities for independent research classes perhaps?

I'm thinking of taking the following classes:

-CS 7642 Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making -CS 6505 Computability, Algorithms, and Complexity -CS 6601 Artificial Intelligence -CS 7641 Machine Learning -CS 6475 Computational Photography -CS 6476 Computer Vision -CS 8803-O01 Artificial Intelligence for Robotics

...but don't know what else to fill out the remaining hours.

This is long-winded, sorry. I had a lot to ask!

Thanks in advance!

r/robotics • post
2 points • PennOLI
Penn Launches Robotics Specialization on Coursera

Hi, everyone!

We just announced a five-course robotics sequence on Coursera and we'd love for you to check it out. Dean of Engineering Vijay Kumar has been spearheading this effort. The first course in the sequence launches in January!

Preview: https://youtu.be/AFWe_tYCqQo

Coursera link: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics

r/EngineeringStudents • post
3 points • AlarmingQuote
Looking for advice: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineer looking to do a Master's in Robotics: which of these Coursera specializations would you recommend beforehand?

[self crosspost from r/AskEngineers]

Long story short, I'd like to steer my ME career towards Robotics, Automation, and the sort by doing a Master's. Before I do that though, I'd like to take some extra courses to:

a) Get a taste of what studying Robotics is like,

b) Brush up on relevant knowledge, like body motion dynamics and Linear/Non-Linear Control, and

c) Make my CV stand out, if only a little more

I've reduced my choices to two Coursera specializations:

Robotics - University of Pennsylvania

Modern Robotics - Northwestern University

Considering the topics they touch, which of these two do you think would be more relevant for my situation?

r/OMSCS • comment
1 points • moocjunkie

It doesn't seem like there will be anything coming soon.

I'd recommend you to take Robotics from UPenn @ Coursera:

https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics

The 'Perception' module there would teach you multi-view geometry, bundle adjustment etc. that is needed for more advanced things like Structure from Motion (SfM), briefly touched upon by Computation Photography @ OMS CS.

Another good idea is to take Self-driving cars from UToronto @ Coursea:

https://www.coursera.org/specializations/self-driving-cars

r/robotics • comment
1 points • Hari_a_s
r/AskEngineers • post
1 points • AlarmingQuote
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineer looking to do a Master's in Robotics: which of these Coursera specializations would you recommend beforehand?

Long story short, I'd like to steer my ME career towards Robotics, Automation, and the sort by doing a Master's. Before I do that though, I'd like to take some extra courses to:

a) Get a taste of what studying Robotics is like,

b) Brush up on relevant knowledge, like body motion dynamics and Linear/Non-Linear Control, and

c) Make my CV stand out, if only a little more

I've reduced my choices to two Coursera specializations:

Robotics - University of Pennsylvania

Modern Robotics - Northwestern University

Considering the topics they touch, which of these two do you think would be more relevant for my situation?

r/robotics • post
1 points • xzenuu
Best MOOC to start with?

Hello, I'm planning to jump into robotic. I don't know where do I start. I have a fairly amount of experience in programming.

Should I start with Udacity's Robotic or Penn's Robotic from Coursera?

Please help.

P.S. I'm not expecting to get hired after the course. I just want to learn.

Udacity's - https://www.udacity.com/course/robotics-software-engineer--nd209 Coursera - https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics

r/robotics • post
1 points • -007-bond
Learning more theory about robotics (x-post EngineeringStudents)

I have completed my second year of Electrical Engineering and I am interested in learning more about robotics. I am currently doing a course from coursera -Machine Learning and started the robotics specialization course but realized my knowledge of statistics is not yet sufficient, so I will start the courses from the robotics specialization once I take a course on statistics in school. So my question is what else can I do, or what other resources are there for me to learn more about robotics and learn more about its subsets since it is such a broad field. Additionally what projects can I do that would make me more marketable to a company for a robotics internship? I asked this question at r/EngineeringStudents but I believe I may get a better answer here.

r/robotics • comment
1 points • mavekicr

Suggestions on Online Robotics Courses :

I'm a recent grad from India with Mech engg as major; currently working in a automotive company and changing my domain to robotics. I am currently applying to Masters programs and considering I still have \~6-7 months, I decided to do some online robotics course to strengthen my core understanding in various concepts.

I was decently exposed to robotics during my undergrad study. I'm accustomed with arduino and various sensors, some R-pi. Built quadcopters, RC cars and a few obstacle avoidance bots & the like. Honors in AM(which i think is relevant). I always used to build bots with my friend, who took care of the electronic aspect of the bot with me on the mech aspect. But I have no idea on Planning, control or ML/AI. I only know Python at a beginner level.

So, I was looking at courses which will help build an understanding so that I'm not a total stranger to these concepts during my grad studies. I noticed that FAQ page mentions a Robotics course by PennX in edX, but that is currently unavailable. I shortlisted two courses from coursera, one by UPenn and other by Northwestern Univ. But am unable to decide between the two. Which one would you suggest for me? Also, could you please suggest any other courses that you know of.

I tried to post, but was removed by automod. I hope this belongs here?

r/engineering • comment
1 points • AlarmingQuote

[self crosspost from r/AskEngineers]

Long story short, I have a bachelor's in mechanical engineering and I'd like to steer my ME career towards Robotics, Automation, and the sort by doing a Master's. Before I do that though, I'd like to take some extra courses to:

a) Get a taste of what studying Robotics is like,

b) Brush up on relevant knowledge, like body motion dynamics and Linear/Non-Linear Control, and

c) Make my CV stand out, if only a little more

I've reduced my choices to two Coursera specializations:

Robotics - University of Pennsylvania

Modern Robotics - Northwestern University

Considering the topics they touch, which of these two do you think would be more relevant for my situation?

r/robotics • post
1 points • mavekicr
[Q] Suggestions on Online Robotics Courses

I'm a recent grad from India with Mech engg as major; currently working in a automotive company and changing my domain to robotics. I am currently applying to Masters programs and considering I still have \~6-7 months, I decided to do some online robotics course to strengthen my core understanding in various concepts.

I was decently exposed to robotics during my undergrad study. I'm accustomed with arduino and various sensors, some R-pi. Built quadcopters, RC cars and a few obstacle avoidance bots & the like. Honors in AM(which i think is relevant). I always used to build bots with my friend, who took care of the electronic aspect of the bot with me on the mech aspect. But I have no idea on Planning, control or ML/AI. I only know Python at a beginner level.

So, I was looking at courses which will help build an understanding so that I'm not a total stranger to these concepts during my grad studies. I noticed that FAQ page mentions a Robotics course by PennX in edX, but that is currently unavailable. I shortlisted two courses from coursera, one by UPenn and other by Northwestern Univ. But am unable to decide between the two. Which one would you suggest for me? Also, could you please suggest any other courses that you know of

r/robotics • post
1 points • rayhanmemon
Best at home resources/projects for learning robotics?

Hey y’all,

I’ve just recently graduated university with a degree in biomedical and electrical engineering. I was hoping to get a job in mechatronics engineering but, unfortunately, I’m under-qualified at this point for many of the positions I’ve come across.

In the very likely case that I don’t find a 9-5 that let’s me build robots, what are some resources that I can look into that will help me do this myself in my free time?

Arduino has been an ok starting point, but I’m looking to learn more advanced, employable tools and concepts.

I’ve looked into online programs like

Columbia’s EdX robotics course: https://www.edx.org/course/robotics

Penn’s EdX micromasters robotics program: https://www.edx.org/micromasters/pennx-robotics

Penn’s Coursera Robotics Specialization: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics

I was wondering if any of these seem worth the time and if any would hold weight on my resume.

I’d love to hear the community’s thoughts on any of the above resources or suggestions on other ways of tackling teaching myself robotics and building my credentials.

Thanks!

r/robotics • post
0 points • VishalKamalaksha
Robotics MOOC: Help me choose!

For Background,
I am a mechanical engineering graduate, about to start graduate school (M.S. in Mechanical Engineering) in the Fall.
Let's just say I could be applying for a transfer to another college,6 months down the line that I name but is pretty much the place to be for robotics. I need to pad my profile up in the run-up to that.
Which of the following should I opt for:

Robotics Specialization Course from UPenn - Coursera

Modern Robotics Specialization Course from Northwestern - Coursera

Micromasters in Robotics from Upenn - EdX

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Thanks in advance!

r/computervision • comment
1 points • enes81

I also wanna start a CV course in this time. I couldn't decide yet but here is a list of courses I found.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njKP3FqW3Sk&list=PLtBw6njQRU-rwp5__7C0oIVt26ZgjG9NI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VH1Lim8gL8&list=PLrAXtmErZgOeiKm4sgNOknGvNjby9efdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aircAruvnKk&list=PLZHQObOWTQDNU6R1_67000Dx_ZCJB-3pi

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE-BQwvVGf8HOvwXPgtDfWoxd4Cc6ghiP

https://developers.google.com/machine-learning/crash-course

https://www.edx.org/course/computer-vision-and-image-analysis-2

https://www.udacity.com/course/computer-vision-nanodegree--nd891?cjevent=f3f072406c4911ea80b202e60a180512

https://www.udacity.com/course/introduction-to-computer-vision--ud810

https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics

https://www.coursera.org/learn/introduction-tensorflow

https://www.coursera.org/specializations/tensorflow-in-practice

https://www.coursera.org/specializations/deep-learning

https://www.coursera.org/learn/computer-vision-basics