EE C106a/206a | Introduction to Robotics

Fall 2019

Shankar Sastry

Shankar Sastry



Congrats on Finishing the Semester!

Congrats on finishing the semester! All the projects are amazing and you all should be very proud of yourselves. You did it!

Please remember to return all project materials (this includes both things the staff lent to you and purchased for you) and if you have not submitted a .txt file containing your SID on gradescope to get lab credit please do so by Friday, 12/20 at 11:59pm.

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to the eld of robotics. It covers the fundamentals of kinematics, dynamics, and control of robot manipulators, robotic vision, and sensing. The course deals with forward and inverse kinematics of serial chain manipulators, the manipulator Jacobian, force relations, dynamics, and control. It presents elementary principles on computer vision and robot motion planning. The course concludes with current applications of robotics in active perception, medical robotics, autonomous vehicles, and other areas.

The lectures are supplemented with homeworks and experimental work in the laboratory using several Baxter, Sawyer, and TurtleBot robots. There are two midterms, but no final exam. The last month of the course is devoted to the design and implementation of a final project, carried out individually or in groups of approximately four students.