Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore Campus, will conduct a Course Plan- Introduction to Robotics by Mr. Hari Lakshman R. B., Technical Assistant, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

Course Delivery: Online, Udemy Platform (self-paced learning)

Course Duration: 9 sessions, 45 minutes/ video. The course ends with a short assessment to award certificate.

Who Can Attend?

Basics: Foundational robotics course, who wish to understand the applications of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). It will be more basic concepts and its applications of robotics in the field of health care, automobiles, etc.

Intermediate: This is more intended to educate real aspirants in robotics. This course will be helpful for those who wish to pursue any engineering branch after their +2 study. Mathematics, physics, mechanics and more of subjective contents of engineering level.

Prerequisites for Basics Course

  • For age 14 years and above.
  • Creative and open mind.
  • Keen interest in robotics and technology.
  • No prerequisite except keen desire for self - development.
  • Laptop, mobile with internet connectivity

Course Format 

  • The course paves the path to become a complete roboticist step by step.
  • Hands-on practice session on designing a robot.
  • This course is a total of 6 hours 45 minutes.
  • Every weekend a quiz will be conducted and will be evaluated.
  • There will be an assignment which must be completed within the due date in order to
  • complete the course successfully.
  • On successful completion of the course, you earn a certificate.
  • Medium of instruction is English.
  • Can contact the instructor anytime

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Topics Covered

The course will begin with an introduction to robots and robotics. The motivation and the purpose behind keeping robots in industries will be discussed. After going through a brief history of robotics, different components of a robotic system will be discussed and also about the types of robots based on their structure, application, locomotion & etc, and DOF and a vast view about the mechanisms of a robot.

We will also have a brief description and explanations about the electrical and mechanical components. We will later move into the core subjective parts such as mechanical, electrical and computer science. Starting on with the mechanical subject, we will look into the topics like positions, orientations, and transformations. Later into the kinematics and inverse kinematics of a manipulator. And the second part will be in the electrical and electronics subject, an exposure to vast availability of various components and guiding to choose the apt one depending on the requirements - How to choose them. And we will also learn to code in scratch and how to convert and send those commands to a robot.

The final part will be about AI, clear explanation about AI and how it is implemented in a robot, we will also have a subjective session about types and classification of ML, relationship between Machine learning, deep learning and NN, also about how to implement it in a bot. In the end we will have a hands-on-session.

A real time project using Thinker Cad. A tutorial and an assignment about designing a robot or any smart bot.

Thus, this course will deal with all the issues related to kinematics, dynamics, control schemes, designing and robot intelligence.


Schedule for Basics –batch:

Week 1 (2hrs 15mins):

  • Day 1: Fundamentals of Robotics.
  • Day 2: Components of a robot, Applications of Robot & Types of Robots
  • Day 3: Robot Mechanisms.
  • Quiz 1

Week 2 (2hrs 15mins):

  • Day 1: Types of manipulators and their design.
  • Day 2:Actuators & Sensors
  • Day 3: Introduction to Arduino and Programming using code blocks.
  • Quiz 2

Week 3 (2hrs 15mins):

  • Day 1: Intro to AI
  • Day 2: An Intro towards Machine Learning and Neural networks.
  • Day 3: A real time project using Thinker Cad (Robot & circuit designing & simulation).

Schedule for Intermediate –batch:

Week 1 (2hrs 15mins):

  • Day 1: Foundation for Robotics.
  • Day 2: Components of a robot, Types of Robots & Robot Mechanisms.
  • Day 3: Spatial descriptions and transformation.
  • Quiz 1

Week 2 (2hrs 15mins):

  • Day 1: Kinematics Inverse kinematics of a manipulator.
  • Day 2:Actuators, Motors & Sensors.
  • Day 3: Introduction to Arduino and Programming using scratch.
  • Quiz 2

Week 3 (2hrs 15mins):

  • Day 1: Intro to AI in robotics.
  • Day 2: Intro towards Machine Learning, Deep learning & Machine learning algorithms.
  • Day 3: A real time project using Thinker CAD (Robot & circuit designing & simulation).

Event Details
2020-06-01 10:00 to 2020-07-31 17:00
School of Engineering