This course is an introduction to the topics of space robotics. The purpose of this course is to provide a working knowledge of basic and applied concepts in both manipulators and mobile robots. Topics covered include the kinematics of manipulators, velocity control, Jacobians, dynamic modeling, position and force control, path and trajectory planning, rover fundamentals, robot vision, localization, navigation, and processing architectures. Examples are drawn from existing and proposed planetary and orbital missions.
Weekly Contact: Lab:2 hrs. Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1