office: MRC 330c
office hours: tbd
Course Description: This course will cover the basics of mobile robotics in a hands-on format using the platforms and materials develop in MIT's Duckietown project. Students will purchase and assemble their own Duckiebots (about $200 each), and then use them throughout the course to test theories and algorithms studied. The topics include: pose representation, trajectory generation, ROS (Robot Operating System), motion control, obstacle avoidance, the “bug” algorithms, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), and motion planning.
Text Book: Peter Corke, "Robotics, Vision, and Control," Springer, 2017.
Class location and time: Lowe 3051, TF 10:00 - 11:50
Lab location and time: MRC 332, 9am-6pm
Schedule and Assignments