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#IT-04-14 Building a Future with Robots

  • Categories IT
  • Duration 12h
  • Total Enrolled 4
  • Last Update September 29, 2020

About Course

The University of Sheffield

Description

Discover how robots will change every aspect of our lives in the future

“Robots and autonomous systems are set to change our lives in the not-too-distant future; from travel (self-driving cars), to work (job automation), to medicine (biomedical robots), and even domestic life (household robots).

On this course, we’ll look at current and future developments in the field of robotics. You’ll learn how robots sense the world around them, how robotics takes inspiration from nature, and how robots will work with humans.

You’ll build up a picture of the principles and the fundamental challenges of robotic design, and demonstrate how research is working to overcome these.

What topics will you cover?

“Robots and autonomous systems are set to change our lives in the not-too-distant future; from travel (self-driving cars), to work (job automation), to medicine (biomedical robots), and even domestic life (household robots).

On this course, we’ll look at current and future developments in the field of robotics. You’ll learn how robots sense the world around them, how robotics takes inspiration from nature, and how robots will work with humans.

You’ll build up a picture of the principles and the fundamental challenges of robotic design and learn to demonstrate how research is working to overcome these.

Who will you learn with?

Sandor Veres

Sandor M Veres is professor of Autonomous Control Systems at the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

 

 

Who developed the course?

The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence.

What Will I Learn?

  • Describe the main challenges of working with autonomous systems and the ways in which we might meet these challenges.
  • Explore some basic principles of robotic design.
  • Apply knowledge of where developments in robotics are heading and their potential effect on our future.
  • Explain existing and potential real-life robotic applications.

Topics for this course

13 Lessons12h

Welcome to the course?

We'll start the course by examining what the near future holds for robotics and define some of the key characteristics of a robotic system.
Where is my flying car?
Building robots for the future
What makes a robot a robot?

Interpreting the environment?

How do we make sense of the world around us? Whilst this problem may sound easy to us, it always proves an issue for robots. We look at some of the ways that robots can build a picture of their environment.

Building autonomous robots?

What does a car need to drive autonomously? In this activity, we'll look at how robots process sensor data and respond to the world around them.

Making responsible decisions?

If we are to work and live alongside autonomous robots, it is important that they are designed to act in responsible ways. We look at the principles and challenges involved in programming robots to make responsible decisions.

The future with robots that can sense?

We ask researchers here at Sheffield what applications robots that can sense the world around them might be put to in the near future.

Student Feedback

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This kind of science and technology course is really amazing, it's fun, it's informative. That's great.

This course takes us through how robots perceive the world around them, how they take inspiration from nature, and how they collaborate with humans. This gives us a better understanding of the development and use of robots, a very good course.

I am a robot fan, I like everything about the robot research. This course allows me to understand the principles and basic challenges of robot design and demonstrate how research can overcome these problems. That's great.

Now the technology is more and more developed, the robot has gradually entered our life, in the future how the robot will change all aspects of our life, this course has a good analysis, let me think that the future is possible.

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Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is designed for anyone interested in learning about the role that will be played by robots in the future.
  • It will be of particular interest to aspiring mechanical, automotive, and robotics engineers, product designers, technicians, and enthusiasts who are keen to explore the role of robots in our everyday, economic, and industrial futures.