Introduction to Robotics


Stanford School of Engineering



This introduction to the basic modeling, design, planning, and control of robot systems provides a solid foundation for the principles behind robot design. You will learn the basic methodologies and tools in robotics research and applications to move forward and experiment further in the robotics field.


Topics include

  • Spatial descriptions
  • Kinematics
  • Jacobians
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Motion planning and control
  • Trajectory generation

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