Introduction to robotics
Welcome to the very first lecture in our online course, Introduction to Robotics.
My name is Peter Corke and I'll be your lecturer for the next six weeks.
So, this is a really quick run through if you like the, the fictional underpinnings of robotics. What we're going do in this first course is look at the great variety of robots that exist today. We're going start off with manufacturing robots. These are the arm type robots that you see working in factories building cars, building computers and so on, very, very important class of robots.
And, that's the type of robot we are going to study most carefully in this Introduction to Robotics course. But, in this particular lecture, I want to paint the big picture of the different types of robots that are in the world today. So, we are going to look at robots that drive, robots that fly, robots that swim underneath the water or robots that paddle around on the surface of the water, effectively robotic boats.
So, in this first lecture, we are going to orient ourselves in learning about the big spread of robotics. And then, for the remainder of the course, we are going knuckle down and look at an arm type robots in particular.
We introduce the topic of robotics, the recent history, why we need robots and the future of robots.
This content assumes only general knowledge.
I’m starting this today, I have some experience with robotic water tank cleaning, adaptive sailing, and navigation. I am also a geologist. Thank you for this opportunity.
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Thank you for this lecture which is for beginners just like me who wants to run a website abt robots.
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Book “Industrial robots and cobots” could be a good supplementary material to this introduction. First two chapters are available for free:
The free part of the book has some interesting history. I’m a bit concerned that it is touting some quite expensive robot simulation software from Siemens. The list of small robots is interesting but not very complete, I’ve been compiling such a list myself which I should finish and make public…
This is a wonderful platform, I am going to start today.
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I always want to learn about robotics and in india pursuing its course is too costly but because of this site i am happy that I will learn about robotical science
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What is the order in which one should take the Masterclasses (from a beginner’s perspective)?
If I click Masterclasses-ALL, I see a list of video lessons starting from ‘Introduction to robotics’ (9 lessons) followed by ‘2D Geometry’ (9 lessons), ‘3D Geometry’ (15 lessons) and so on, and eventually ending with ‘Vision and motion’ (11 lessons).
Thanks for making these freely available to all.
The order they are listed is best, but skip what you don’t need. The first few on 2D and 3D geometry provide knowledge you will need throughout, so they should be on your essential viewing list. The order basically reflects how I teach this in a 13 week semester at university.
I have just started this set of lessons. I became interested in computer vision and matlab recently, so decided to take the course.
Thank you very much for posting all this information.
I’ve just started this online course, I’m very interested in this topic and I really hope to understand everything because my first language is Spanish. I’ve only checked two videos but I think you are an amazing Professor. Thank you for making these videos #RobotAcademy
My pleasure. There is a student-led project at the moment to add Portugese subtitles to these videos, see https://github.com/ras-ufcg/CorkeVideos. I know that doesn’t help you, but if you can find some co-workers we could have Spanish language subtitles as well.
how can I get these slides
Hi sir thank you for teaching us and I am going to learn as much as I can.. thanks
Hi Peter. How are you doing? I need your help regarding robotics engineering as a career. It would be much appreciated if I can contact you through any social media source. Thanks!