MAE 207

Bioinspired mobile robotics

Who: Nick Gravish (ngravish@eng.ucsd.edu)
(TA) Mingsong Jiang (mij032@eng.ucsd.edu)
When: Lecture — MW 2:30-3:50PM
Office Hours — M 4:00-5:30PM (TA)
Office Hours — W 4:00-5:00PM (Prof.)
Office Hours — R 2:00-3:00PM (TA)
Where: EBU2, 105 (lecture)
EBU2, 311 (lab)
Last updated: Jul, 16 2018 10:24 PDT


Main

This course presents a survey of bio-inspired mobile robotics topics using both lectures and hands-on project work. For more information please take a look at the syllabus. It is important to acknowledge that the material presented here stems from many discussions and sharing of resources with Prof. Chen Li and Prof. Hamid Marvi.

News

  • Jacobs school of engineering posted a nice writeup of our demo day here.
  • Looking forward to seeing you all on the first day of class this Monday!

Course schedule

The calendar is a guide and is subject to change.

W    D    Room Date Lecture topic
1 M 105 4/2/2018 Introduction to movement in biology and robotics.
W 105 4/4/2018 Overview of robot mechanics/dynamics/locomotion.
2 M 311 4/9/2018 Safety training and project introduction.
W 105 4/11/2018 Designing and controlling bio-inspired robots
3 M 105 4/16/2018 Introduction to legged mobility
W 105 4/18/2018 Passive legged dynamics: Intro
4 M 105 4/23/2018 Short lecture: Inverse kinematics of manipulators as applied to a walking robot
W 105 4/25/2018 Running dynamics
5 M 105 4/30/2018 Short lecture: Legged robots design principles discussion and HW #3 overview
W 105 5/2/2018 Terradynamics for ground robots
6 M 105 5/7/2018 Project overview
W 105 5/9/2018 Limbless locomotion
7 M 105 5/14/2018 Project meetings
W 105 5/16/2018 Flapping wing robots
8 M 105 5/21/2018 Short-lecture + project time
W 105 5/23/2018 Bio-inspired sensors
9 M 105 5/28/2018 Memorial day
W 105 5/30/2018 Project meetings
10 M 105 6/4/2018 Bio-inspired control systems
W 311 6/6/2018 Short-lecture + project time
F 311 6/8/2018 Demo day!