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ME/CS/EE 133 ab
9 units (3-2-4)  | first, second terms
Prerequisites: ME/CS/EE 129, or Python programming experience, evidenced to instructor.

The course develops the core concepts of robotics. The first quarter focuses on classical robotic manipulation, including topics in rigid body kinematics and dynamics. It develops planar and 3D kinematic formulations and algorithms for forward and inverse computations, Jacobians, and manipulability. The second quarter transitions to planning, navigation, and perception. Topics include configuration space, sample-based planners, A* and D* algorithms, to achieve collision-free motions. Course work transitions from homework and programming assignments to more open-ended team-based projects.

Instructor: Niemeyer