University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Vm 467: Introduction to Robotics

Course  description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to robotic systems. General topics include: homogeneous representation of rigid body motion, forward and inverse kinematics, equations of motion, Lagrange’s equations with constraints, position and trajectory tracking control, force control, cameras and stereo vision, image processing and filtering, edge detection, feature extraction and detectors, Kalman filter and localization, Markov localization, extended Kalman filter SLAM, SLAM with a single camera, motion planning algorithms using graph search and potential field, and obstacle avoidance methods.
Credit hours: 3 credits
Pre-requisites: Vm240 or Ve216