Instructors: Förster Alexander
Academic Programs: Master of Science in Informatics
Workload: 6 ECTS
The purpose of this course is to understand the complexity and difficulties in real robot applications, how to deal with the differences between models, simulations and real physical robots, how to handle noisy sensor data and act reliably in complex environments. Additionally, the students will be able to identify their own research interests in the field of robotics. The learned theoretical skills of the lecture will be applied to hands-on examples and exercises with a real robot during in-class and homework assignments. The course includes the following topics: Overview of Robotics in Practice and Research; Sensors and Actuators; Sensor Filtering and Fusion; Computer Vision for Robotics; Kinematics; Control; Manipulation; Navigation, Localisation and Mapping; Motion Planning, Execution and Learning. Upon completion of the robotics course, students should have learned about the different classes of robots, application areas and their varying concepts of programming and problem solving strategies.