Begin Robotics – Online Computing Course
With this introduction to robotics course, you’ll learn about the components of robot anatomy, robot control, and robot behaviour through a set of simulations with the University of Reading.
Who is the course for?
The course is designed for anyone interested in robotics – you don’t need to own your own robot to take part! If you’ve always wanted to learn about robotics, robot design, or the history of robots, this is the course for you.
Please be aware that this course contains video clips that include sequences of flickering/flashing lights which might affect learners who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Reflect on the wide variety of robots and their applications.
Explain how a robot moves, senses and responds to its environment using motors, sensors and actuators.
Demonstrate the various ways robots are controlled by humans through automation, haptic technologies and virtual reality.
Compare robot behaviour, cooperation and learning with that of living systems.
Practise the skills developed on the course through simulations that allow you to experiment, explore and test your knowledge.