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Welcome to METR 4202/7202 -- Advanced Controls and Robotics!


This course teaches the fundamentals of robot system design and control -- including multi-link robot arms and mobile robot systems.  The first part of this course will cover select mathematical techniques of Homogenous transformations, serial (open-chain) kinematics, multi-body dynamics, state-space control, and vision as they pertain to solving complex geometrical problems seen in calculating the correct positions and speeds to drive the robot motors in order to move the arm in the desired manner.  The latter parts of this course discuss the design of controllers using state-space and adaptive control techniques.  The goal is to be able to understand keywords in the robotics domain and, in particular, be able to interpret an abstract from a paper in a major robotics conference, such as ICRA or RSS.

Additional information can be found on the Courses & Programs listing and in the Course Profile

Newsgroup & Class Forum:

Discussion and Q&A are on Casper [METR4202].
It is a new, easy, student-engineered "StackOverflow" for learning.  To make it easier to find threads, we kindly ask that posts use [subject line] [tags].

Note that: UQ only materials and course grades are on UQ e-Learning(Please log-in for full course materials and details)

Links / Resources:

  1. 3D Frame Template
  2. METR4202: Cool Robotics Share!

Platypus Beta:

An open, online assignment submission system supporting peer assessment that randomizes on a per-question, as compared to a per assignment, basis.  (concept sketch

Assignments, Laboratories & Due Dates:

  1. Laboratory 1 (20 %)
  2. Laboratory 2 (30 %)
  3. Laboratory 3 (40 %)
  4. Individual Problem Set (10 %)

Schedule & Locations: 


Robotics, Vision & Control
by Peter Corke
Available for sale from Amazon -- Also available for online reading via SpringerLink
UQ Library eBook: 364220144X  

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Previous Year's Course: METR4202/7202 -- 2012  ||  Experimental Class Wiki
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