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Develop a foundation for understanding robotics, and potential applications for robots.
Learn about types of robots, their components, how they work, maintenance and applications.
A robot is a mechanical or virtual assistant that can simulate some human functions or movements. In the real world, it is an autonomous machine capable of sensing its environment, performing computations to make decisions, and executing actions. A robot is usually an electromechanical system, which, by its appearance or actions, gives the impression that it has some abilities on its own.
Robots vary in their size, design, and capabilities. The term ‘robot’ refers to both physical and virtual software tools, but virtual robots are usually called bots.
In this course you will develop a foundation for understanding robotics and learn about different types and possible uses of robots.
There are 8 lessons in this course:
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
• Define a robot and discuss different types of robots.
• Describe different types of robotic components.
• Describe a variety of sensors used in robotics.
• Describe different options for power supply, and different control systems in robots.
• Explain the application of kinematics to robotics.
• Discuss cybernetics and its application to robotics.
• Determine maintenance procedures to be applied with different types of robots.
• Explain a range of different applications for robots in different industries.
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