Jun 05, 2017
The material itself is worth a few stars. Clearly lots of work has gone into making some interesting interactive matlab demos. some of the quizzes are unnecessarily confusing.
Aug 21, 2017
Very vast and intuitive course.I found all the information required to design my own legged robot ! I will try and design my own . Thank you so much !
by Marc I•
Dec 15, 2018
This course was disappointing. Instead of taking a methodical approach to describing and analyzing legged robot mobility, the videos haphazardly meandered through various research papers, alternating between poorly explained one-off equations from the paper and top level poorly explained discussions of behaviors. The quizzes were downright awful - poorly worded questions that ended up making me randomly guess on many answers. I learned much less than I had hoped for in this class. Perhaps some of this had to do with the fact that mobility is still very much an area of active research, but the basic concepts and analysis could have been presented in a much more understandable fashion. Sorry but this class needs a lot more work on the part of the instructors to make it useful.
by Simon W•
Apr 15, 2018
One of the worst courses I took online, but still better as some courses at brick and mortar universities.
This courses provides a reasonable comprehensive overview of locomotion for robots. Covering real-world (lab) robots gives a good inside of recent and current research.
The presentation style is very superficial and there is no teaching involved. The underlying educational goals are questionable.
Most of the quizzes are totally disconnected from the lectures. They either consists of looking up some information on Wikipedia (often with links provided) or tuning a provided matlab script. If you have to pass all exams for the robotics specialization this is an awful experience.
This course covers important topics and therefore it should be rebuild from scratch!
Dec 14, 2017
I have to take this course because I would like to go for the capstone. This course is so poorly-designed. Don't expect to learn much from it.
by Csongor S•
Apr 29, 2019
Vague content, quiz and programming assignments not exactly related to video lecture content.
by Vladimir B•
Feb 15, 2019
Lectures by young guys were very poorly prepared. They were just reading from the script - very fast and without explaining, just reading at the same pace...
by Luis A D R•
Dec 10, 2018
I was a little bit disappointed with this course. In comparison to other courses in the specialization program. This course is mostly informative, homework is mainly multiple choice question which can be solving by guessing the answers.
The class is mostly teach by different assistants who do a GREAT job, but I was expecting more from the main professor.
by pavana a S•
Dec 03, 2018
I really did not learn anything in this course. There was no problem solving that I had to do to pass the quizzes. Its just a bunch of information thrown at you without any context or proper explanation. This is an important course and it should be redesigned from the bottom up to help learners get a good understanding of concepts related to Robotic Mobility.
by Alessandro P d M•
Aug 17, 2018
Not many relevant information. It was really superficial and I don't think I learned much.
by Manoj R•
Aug 04, 2018
Very detailed course covering many different topics/aspects of limbed robotics. Plenty of connections with previous research. Lots of inspiration and comparison with biological system.
Presentations by Prof Koditschek's grad students are quite dense and fast-moving and many of the terms are hard to understand upon first contact.
Some quizzes have funny passing criteria - 80% required to pass in a 3-question quiz is effectively stating that we need to get all questions correct.
The Matlab exercises were very instructive. While they provided an opportunity to develop intuition about the problem, I would have appreciated more exercises that would allow us to develop practitioner's ability. But I do realize that this would be difficult to auto-grade.
by Bartłomiej L•
Jun 04, 2018
The knowledge gained through this course makes all the pains worth it in general.
I honestly wasted so much time on the terrible grading system, it is unbelievable. Looking at the forum, the course is not being fixed even though there are so many problems known for quite some time.
This could have easily been the best course I've done so far. It teaches a lot. I loved the biomechanics analogies to motion in robots.
It is a bit like a zen training - it grants you the gift of patience.
In general I would do this course again. My mark represents the tuttors not fixing any of the problems the community asks them to.
by Zwee D T D•
Jul 13, 2019
Very interesting course. Learn how robots can walk. The instructors's teaching is fairly easy to follow and understand. They take time to walk you through the real-life story of how to make robot walk, and the explanation of how to develop the walking method, not just throwing mathematics formulas like some other robotic courses.
However, the course stops at theory & simulation only (which is expected for online courses). It would be great if the course can guide students to build an actual walking robot.
Anyway highly recommended.
by Mohammad H•
Jun 28, 2019
Although my background is engineering, but the course discusses very complex equation with minimal details. I suggest maybe you can split this course into two courses one of them is advanced, so that student get chance to understand these topics properly.
by Ng K W P•
Jun 02, 2019
Exceed expectation. A high quality course.
by DEEPAK K P•
Apr 04, 2019
Very nicely framed but only basic introduction.
by Nikola M•
Feb 21, 2019
thanks for the course. I liked how you mentioned what is active area of research.
by Suraj C•
Jan 20, 2019
Very Thorough Course
by Aditya R•
Jan 10, 2019
The Course is great so far. I hope there was coverage on Wheeled Robots. Also the questions in the last week were a bit confusing. Thanks for making this course available.
by Fredo P C•
Jan 05, 2019
The course was challenging. I hope there would be more examples deepen my learning
by Vrushabh D•
Dec 09, 2018
Great course with excellent course structure and instructors.
Nov 28, 2018
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by Sharang K•
Nov 24, 2018
The mobility course not only provides the theoretical in depth knowledge of the courses but lays a better foundation though practical applications of exercises and develops the proper basics for the world of robotics.
by Pagadala B•
Nov 22, 2018
Good For UG and PG students
by Siddhant Y•
Nov 12, 2018
Excellent Course. The videos are very interesting and keep you hooked. The supplementary material and the videos by the Doctoral candidates are also worth praise. Professor Koditschek does a great job of conveying the maximum amount of content in the duration available.
by Abhishek B•
Oct 28, 2018
One of the foremost things I liked about the course was the insight on biomechanics and their applications to real-world robots, such as the ones at Boston Dynamics. The course presents a lot of contemporary work along with giving details of how legged mobility came to it's current form over years of research!
Aug 31, 2018