Robotics: A Primer

Jingjin Yu (Computer Science)

This seminar provides a gentle introduction on the subject of robotics and in particular mobile robots. The seminar will introduce students to state-of-the-art robotics in industry and research, exposing students to the wide spectrum of robotics technology, spanning medical (robotic surgery), transportation (autonomous vehicles), logistics (warehouse robots), and many conceptual developments. Next, we will turn our attention to the essential fundamentals of robotics, including sensing, planning/computation, and control.  Students will learn basic computational methods used in the field of robotics. And finally, students will engage in hands-on activities by doing simple coding tasks, combined with demonstrations using robot platforms developed at the professor's lab.