Unified Robotics II
College of Engineering
This is the second course in a four course sequence combining both the theory and practice of robotics engineering. The focus of this course is the introduction of energy methods, virtual displacement and the virtual work principle, degrees of freedom and generalized coordinates, the principle of D'Alembert, Hamilton's Principle, Lagrange's Equations, constrained systems and Lagrange multipliers, Raspberry PI (RPI) and Linux Bash programming, Python programming, network programming for robotics, image processing and computer vision for RPI, and software Engineering for robotics. The laboratory sessions consist of hands-on exercises and team projects where students design, build, and program robots and related sub-systems.