Robotic Systems Control

This pages gathers all the relevant information for the Robotic Systems Control course and laboratory, taught at UTCluj on the winter semster of the academic year 2021-2022.

Lectures

You can download the presentations for each lecture below. Check the ‘last update’ date on the first slide, to know if the slides have been recently updated.

Some lectures contain animations. These might work on Windows if you are using Acrobat Reader. But if you want them to work for sure, you should switch to Linux and use pdfpc

You can find recordings of the lectures from the academic year 2019-2020 in this Youtube playlist. The quality of the first few lectures is not great, but it greatly improves over time, so stick to it if you can.

Laboratories

For the laboratories, we switched to interactive notebooks for explaining the theory and developing small applications. You can download all the notebooks (constantly updated) from this git repository.

Project

For the project, you will need to develop a practical application using ROS. You can find the description of the task and the details on how to get started on the Project description document.

Resources

Here is a list of useful resources to expand your knowledge on robotics and not only:

Presence

Presence to the laboratories is compulsory and you need to have attended all the laboratories in order to be eligible to take the exam. Each lab will be graded from 0 to 10, and in order for a laboratory to be marked as ‘attended’ you need to have at least a 5 for it.

Evaluation

Your final grade will be calculated based on your performance to the course exam, your grade from the project, and the mean grade of your laboratories. The maximum grade for each will be 10. The exam will contribute by 60% to the final grade, the laboratories will contribute by 30%, and the project by 10%. The project is not compulsory to complete, however if you do not submit anything, then you will get a penalty of -1 to your overall grade. To pass the course your final grade has to be equal or greater than 5.

Lecturer on Robotics and Biomechanics