Online Course - Learn the Building Blocks for a Career in Robotics, University of Pennsylvania

Publish Date: Sep 26, 2016

Deadline: Sep 26, 2016

About This Specialization

The Introduction to Robotics Specialization introduces you to the concepts of robot flight and movement, how robots perceive their environment, and how they adjust their movements to avoid obstacles, navigate difficult terrains and accomplish complex tasks such as construction and disaster recovery. You will be exposed to real world examples of how robots have been applied in disaster situations, how they have made advances in human health care and what their future capabilities will be. The courses build towards a capstone in which you will learn how to program a robot to perform a variety of movements such as flying and grasping objects.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.


For over 150 years, Penn Engineering’s world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula have offered a learning experience that is unparalleled. Having evolved in transformative ways to meet the technological opportunities and challenges of the 21st Century, the School’s educational philosophy has remained constant: to integrate current theory and hands-on experience with modern instrumentation and analytic techniques.
The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

How often is each course in the Specialization offered?

Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

What background knowledge is necessary?

No particular background is necessary, however, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics is helpful.

Will I earn university credit for completing the Introduction to Robotics Specialization?

Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit.

What will I be able to do upon completing the Introduction to Robotics Specialization?

You will be able to program a robot’s movement and flight. The specialization is designed to help you move into a career in Robotics, engineering or other industries where robots are used to make technological advancement in the field.

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