The practical course gives an introduction to mobile robotics with a focus on dynamical systems approaches. In this semester's edition the practical course will be entirely virtual. The open-source simulation environment Webots is used to control e-puck miniature mobile robots, equipped with a differential drive, combined infrared/proximity sensors and a video camera. The course covers elementary problems in robot odometry, use of sensors and motor control. It then teaches basic dynamic methods for robot navigation, in which the robot's sensors are used for obstacle avoidance and approach to a target location.
- Course type
- Lab courses
- 3 CP
- Winter Term 2020/2021
e-learning course available
- Lab course
every day from 10:15 to 18:00.
First appointment is on 22.02.2021
Last appointment is on 26.02.2021
- Preliminary meeting
from 10:15 to 11:00 in an online live session in the e-learning course.
First appointment is on 18.02.2021
Last appointment is on 18.02.2021
Due to this years virtual edition you need to be able to run the open source Webots simulator on your computer. Precompiled versions are offered on the webots homepage for the major operating systems. Please check if webots runs on your computer before applying.
The practical part of the lab course consists of a week of full-time work in which students solve programming tasks with simulated mobile robots. The students then write reports in which they describe and analyze the work they have done. The grade for the lab course is based on both the practical work and the report. Students will get support during programming.