24-775   Special Topics: Robot Design & Experimentation

Location: Pittsburgh

Units: 12

Semester Offered: Spring

This course will give students hands on experience designing, building, and analyzing robotic systems. Through a semester-long project, students will need to propose and test a research hypothesis with an experimental robotic system. Each year projects will be drawn from a theme (such as bioinspired robotics, agricultural robotics, or robotics for social change), and the class will cover topics from that area in addition to robotic component design, systems integration, and experimental instrumentation. This class provides the opportunity for students to apply techniques in design, control, and analysis that students have acquired during their graduate studies. Students are expected to be comfortable programming in C and have some prior graduate-level experience in mechanical design, controls, optimization, or robotics.