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ECE 598 JKO - Special Topics in ECE - Intro to Humanoid Robotics

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in electrical and computer engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Special Instructions:

The goal of this course is to introduce students to knowledge and advanced research topics in humanoid robotics and legged locomotion area. In the first 4 weeks, the lectures will cover basic knowledge including humanoid systems, kinematics, and simple models. In the 5th and 6th weeks, a toy-size robot and simulation tools will be introduced for assignments and the final project. Starting at week 7, students will learn about legged locomotion and how to design legged locomotion controllers for 5 weeks. In the 11th and 12th weeks, we will discuss methods to capture human motions and students will capture their motions using motion capture devices. Also, the lectures will cover how to retarget the captured motions (or other data from user interface) to actual robots. Students will be asked to submit a proposal for the final project using the assigned robot or simulation tools in the 9th week, and the final project presentations will be in the 15th week. Successful projects may be run on

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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