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Introduction to Robotics Diploma Course

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Introduction to Robotics Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

Robots are no longer science fiction, they’re here and they’re becoming more and more advanced. Get to know our new colleagues, companions, and co-inhabitants with an exploration that goes beyond the metal. The Introduction to Robotics Diploma Course takes an in-depth look into this multidisciplinary field of expertise – exploring each of the fundamental aspects of robotics: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science.

The course opens with an introduction to the subject and an explanation of the various classifications of robots. It is then split up into the three aforementioned fields of expertise.

First, we’ll explore mechanical engineering for robotics, as we examine kinematics, dynamics, and trajectory planning, including the following subtopics: position and orientation from a geometrical point of view, direct kinematics, inverse kinematics, differential kinematics and inverse differential kinematics.

Next, we’ll explore the field of electrical engineering. Here we’ll learn about the state-of-the-art actuators and sensors used in robotics, the systems they are used in, and how these parts are integrated into these systems.

The final part of the course looks at computer science and, more specifically, search methods. We’ll examine how search algorithms map a robot’s environment and how they provide the shortest path between two points.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Explore the multidisciplinary field of robotics
  • Understand the role of mechanical engineering in robotics
  • Learn how actuators and sensors are integrated into robotic systems
  • Be aware of how search algorithms help robots navigate environments
Robot working on a virtual display

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: A Brief History of Robots
  • Part 2: The Main Parts of a Robot
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Classification of Robots I
  • Part 2: The Classification of Robots II
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Pose of a Rigid Body
  • Part 2: Axis and Angle Representations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Direct Kinematics
  • Part 2: Denavit-Hartenberg Convention
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Background
  • Part 2: Analytical and Numerical Methods Comparison
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Differential Kinematics
  • Part 2: Statics for Robotics
  • Part 3: Dynamics for Robotics
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Trajectory Planning
  • Part 2: Linear and Circular Paths
  • Part 3: Operational Space Trajectory Planning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Actuators in Robotics
  • Part 2: Motors
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Types of Sensors Used in Robotics—Part I
  • Part 2: Types of Sensors Used in Robotics—Part II
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Search Algorithms
  • Part 2: Uninformed and Informed Search
  • Conclusion
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If you are interested in robotics, as a hobbyist or to go into professionally, this course will give you a taster of what’s involved and an insight into the three fields of expertise that are essential to the subject.

Industrial robot arm at work in front of a digital display
Accreditations

The Introduction to Robotics Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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