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Motion and manipulation

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Course code:INFOMOMA
Credits:7.5 ECTS
Period:period 1 (week 36 through 45, i.e., 3-9-2020 through 6-11-2020; retake week 1)
Participants:up till now 45 subscriptions
Schedule:Official schedule representation can be found in MyTimetable
lecture          Maarten Löffler
Contents:Motion and manipulation are key issues in the field of robotics and automation, but they also play a major role in virtual environments and games. We will study models and planning problems for tasks that involve motion or manipulation. The course covers topics from kinematics, which studies motions without taking their causes into consideration. We will consider representations of rotations, orientations, and rigid transformations. Our study of manipulation concentrates on kinematic models for articulated structures such as arms, models for grasp analysis based on velocities and forces, and on simple non-prehensile forms of manipulation such as pushing.
Literature:Chapters from the book Theory of Applied Robotics by Reza N. Jazar, the no longer available book Fundamentals of Robotics: Analysis and Control by Robert J. Schilling, and some material from the books Mechanics of Robotic Manipulation by Matthew T. Mason and Collision Detection in Interactive 3D Environments by Gino van den Bergen.
Course form:Lectures, practical exercises, and literature study. Due to COVID-19, in the year 2020 the course will take place primarily on Microsoft Teams.
Exam form:Written test, practical submissions, and literature submissions. The grade for each item must be at least 5 to pass.
Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:Om aan de aanvullende toets te mogen meedoen moet de oorspronkelijke uitslag minstens 4 zijn.
Description:The course focuses on basic notions in robotics, geometric models, fundamental kinematics (rotations, orientations, rigid transformations), forward kinematics for articulated structures, inverse kinematics, configuration space formulation of problems involving motion, trajectory generation, sensing and control, collision detection, grasping (motion analysis, wrench analysis), and examples of non-prehensile forms of manipulation.