Jun 05, 2017
The material itself is worth a few stars. Clearly lots of work has gone into making some interesting interactive matlab demos. some of the quizzes are unnecessarily confusing.
Aug 21, 2017
Very vast and intuitive course.I found all the information required to design my own legged robot ! I will try and design my own . Thank you so much !
автор: Wesley S•
Jul 08, 2017
Slides would help so much and some important thins like GRC requires a supplementary material.
автор: Andrew M A•
Jul 06, 2018
i hope the course change a little to make total exam at the final and do more explanation for some point in the videos which dose not take enough time
автор: Himanshu S•
Oct 13, 2017
Lectures are really good but the quizzes are not worded properly often leading to confusion.
автор: Jun Z•
May 20, 2018
A good introduction to mobility in robotics! But it covers too many aspects of mobility and it would be better to concentrate on bipedal system or some other concrete examples. Too much talk about dynamics and control seems a bit overlap. Perhaps since I majored in control and robotics, I found some buzzwords in it. In a word, I really learned a lot from it and found some amazing topics and ideas.
автор: Heramb N•
Oct 03, 2016
Course is interesting and provides basic knowledge of the subject. But often the tests require more information than provided in the questions or lectures. Also very less help is provided in the forums.
автор: Peter D•
Oct 23, 2016
Interesting course but the lectures are lacking in imformation. I would recommend as long as you don't mind a
Apr 11, 2016
This course helped me identify my interest at the intersection of biomechanics and robotics. The lectures were very motivating which gave a birds eye view of the background and research in mobility of legged robots. While watching the lectures, I expected programming assignments involving simulation of dynamics and control of the templates and further perform compositions with them but didn't find them much. In a few assignments, the wording of the questions was ambiguous or the grader accepted only certain answers; hence, consumed a lot of time. However, the TAs were very helpful in clearing most of the doubts very quickly which also made solving the assignments easier. Further, it provided references to abundant resources to steer the student in the right direction to pursue specific interests. Overall, this four-week course provided a very good intuitive understanding of the dynamics and control of legged mobility in animals and robots.
автор: M Q A•
Nov 29, 2016
автор: Amol K•
Jun 20, 2016
The course was very good overall. I just wish if there was a little more mathematics involved. For the rest of the part, it is pretty good for beginners and enthusiasts in Robotics. Hope to see the advanced version of it sometime too.
автор: Shubham G•
Jun 12, 2018
This course gives a very good overview of bio mechanics & control but to understand the concepts thoroughly one need to go through the research papers.
автор: Janzaib M•
Jun 15, 2016
This is one of the very first courses in Robotics in which in legged robots are talked about. And from this course I learnt some very significant factors to consider when working with legged structures and the mobility in them.
автор: Samuel D•
Apr 24, 2016
The course provides good exposure to the problems in legged robotics.
The course lists multiple references to the books and articles, reading which is necessary to make this course more useful. I wish some more time would be devoted to dynamic models, including kinetic and potential energy calculation of the SLIP and other models. But one can find this kind of information elsewhere, for example, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhk9xLjrmi4 and http://ocw.mit.edu/2-003SCF11
автор: Utku K•
Sep 12, 2016
The course was very good, but I guess there were too many quizzes, and the instructions / questions in the quizzes and other assignments are not unambiguous. That could be improved. Other than that I liked the course and the specialization very much.
автор: Zwee D T D•
Jul 13, 2019
Very interesting course. Learn how robots can walk. The instructors's teaching is fairly easy to follow and understand. They take time to walk you through the real-life story of how to make robot walk, and the explanation of how to develop the walking method, not just throwing mathematics formulas like some other robotic courses.
However, the course stops at theory & simulation only (which is expected for online courses). It would be great if the course can guide students to build an actual walking robot.
Anyway highly recommended.
автор: Guillermo C•
May 04, 2017
The content is interesting, it does not go into details, but it was well delivered. The evaluation is ambiguous, way beyond the scope of the presented material, and it contains errors.
Jan 30, 2018
COuld have been better if it recommended some prerequisitives. It was a really challenging one especially it requiring background knowledge. Course could provide relevant background study references that are related to the questions asked rather than asking them to forage through the resources section and try to read everything. While it definitely gives a better understanding if one reads the resources. I read one or two papers and they helped me understand the material a little better. What I demand though is provision of relevant resources. Then I would give it 5 stars.
автор: Antonio C R G N S•
Mar 31, 2017
The course starts with a nice mathematical support. Midway it looses connection with mathematical details in a way that it becomes too vague and does not empower the student to really grasp the concepts. Some energy-based proofs and the few formulas presented are inserted a bit adhoc and not properly explained.
Despite not being to my liking in terms of depth, It is a good course as a general understanding of what has been accomplished in robotic legged-locomotion, what the state of the art is and where to find literature.
автор: Julius S•
Jun 06, 2016
Good course. Stands well in the specialization. It was a bit buggy throughout tho. And the assignments could have focussed more on the control part.
автор: Leif K•
Apr 06, 2016
Nice high level overview of the motion of robots. I would have liked to do more programming (modeling of robots, controllers, etc.) in the course and have the lectures tie in closer with the content of the quizzes. The TAs were very active in the forums and helped clarify/fix any problems that came up.
Oct 01, 2016
many subjects are not clear enough.
it is better to put links and pictures than send us to look in lectures for a specific time frame.
and still it was very interesting and motivating course. thanks!
автор: Piotr G•
Apr 20, 2016
Very interesting course, both tests and assignments are
demanding but fair.
Biggest problem of this course is that not all required topics are covered
enough in lectures.
автор: Shaun L•
Mar 09, 2018
The course could give more worked out examples in lecture as opposed to just pure theory and leaving the examples for the students to figure out in the quizzes. A lot of students learn by example.
автор: Aditya D•
May 22, 2016
Good teachers but a lot of questions in the quizzes were very ambiguous and unrelated to the Course Content.
автор: Andrew D•
Mar 30, 2017
Interesting class, but somewhat frustrating at times. I found the quizzes very conceptual, which was interesting, but trying to find the correct answer with no feedback as to how something was right or wrong made for a weaker learning experience. Had there been some feedback to understand why something is correct or not, I think that would enable more learning.
I also think more emphasis on Forward Kinematics and Inverse Kinematics would help ground this class as a more general class for students interested in robotics. Introduction to Jacobians and how we can calculate end effector forces with respect to joint torques would really help interlace this class with some of the other classes in this Robotics specialization. It seems like it sticks out the most.
Still. Interesting class and I learned some new stuff!
автор: Fabio B•
Jun 26, 2017
Theme of the course is very interesting but teachers are not much didactic.