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Robotics: Aerial Robotics

University of Pennsylvania via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Robotics
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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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 synthesize planners for operating in three dimensional environments. You will be exposed to the challenges of using noisy sensors for localization and maneuvering in complex, three-dimensional environments. Finally, you will gain insights through seeing real world examples of the possible applications and challenges for the rapidly-growing drone industry.

Mathematical prerequisites: Students taking this course are expected to have some familiarity with linear algebra, single variable calculus, and differential equations.

Programming prerequisites: Some experience programming with MATLAB or Octave is recommended (we will use MATLAB in this course.) MATLAB will require the use of a 64-bit computer.

Taught by

Vijay Kumar

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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
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Although this course is a bit short I learned a lot with it. It begins covering an introduction to the mechanics of quadrotors and its dynamical model. After it teaches very basic PD control techniques for a quadrotor hover or follow a trajectory. Next they present a nonlinear controller very stable through many extreme initial conditions, presenting also how to control a quadrotor using its differential flatness property.

At the end they mention very superficially their techniques regarding multiple quadrotor control, collision avoidance, SLAM.

I found only the last programming assingment challenging and think that there could be more more programming assignments on the later topics of the course.

UPenn has probably the most experienced and skilled staff in Quadrotors subject in the world.
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4.0 a year ago
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Guys, anyone has solution for programming assignments for aerial robotics?

I am not getting the results.

I would be really thankful If anyone can help me

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