RBE 3001 Unified Robotics III: Manipulation
C-term 2015

Dmitry Berenson
Office: AK 124
Office Hours: By appointment
Email: dberenson [at] cs.wpi.edu

Access the class blackboard site here.

Teaching Assistants (TAs): Adnan Munawar (amunawar@wpi.edu) AIM Labs (Higgins Lab, Ground Floor)

Student Assistants (SAs): Jason Klein (jason.e.klein@wpi.edu), Timothy Murcko (tmmurcko@wpi.edu), Troy Hughes (thhughes@wpi.edu), Eric Willcox (ewillcox@wpi.edu)

TA/SA office hours:

Time: MTRF 11:00am - 11:50am

Location: Class: Salisbury Labs 104. Lab: AK 120.

Overview: Third of a four-course sequence introducing foundational theory and practice of robotics engineering from the fields of computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. The focus of this course is actuator design, embedded computing and complex response processes. Concepts of dynamic response as relates to vibration and motion planning will be presented. The principles of operation and interface methods various actuators will be discussed, including pneumatic, magnetic, piezoelectric, linear, stepper, etc. Complex feedback mechanisms will be implemented using software executing in an embedded system. The necessary concepts for real-time processor programming, re-entrant code and interrupt signaling will be introduced. Laboratory sessions will culminate in the construction of a multi-module robotic system that exemplifies methods introduced during this course.

Recommended background: RBE 2002, ECE 2049, CS 2102, MA 2051, MA 2071

Syllabus: Please see here.

Tentative Course Schedule: