2.12: Introduction to Robotics

Prof. Harry Asada and Prof. Jun Ueda

Course Description

Overview of robot mechanisms, dynamics, and intelligent controls; Planar and spatial kinematics, motion planning; mechanism design for manipulators and mobile robots, multi-rigid-body dynamics, 3D graphic simulation; control design, actuators, sensors; wireless networking, task modeling, human-machine interface, and imbedded software; Weekly laboratories for experience with servo drives, real-time control, and embedded software. Group term project requires design and fabrication of robotic systems.

Course News for

First Lecture: 9-06-06 In-Class Demo and Course Introduction

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Questions? Please contact 2.12-staff@mit.edu