Begin Robotics

Richard Mitchell, University of Reading

Explore robot anatomy, control and behaviour through a set of simulated tasks

Robots today are roving Mars, hoovering our floors, building cars and entertaining us in films. You may even share Stephen Hawking’s world view that super-intelligent ones may one day bring about the end of the human race.

If you’d like to find out more, but don’t have Hawking’s brain or an advanced qualification in cybernetics, this course is for you. You won’t require a soldering iron, but you’ll explore the basics of robot design, control and behaviour through a series of simulations that will have you test driving an ERIC – our very own University of Reading mobile robot.

The course is designed for anyone with an interest in robotics- you don’t need to own your own robot to take part!

Please be aware that this course contains video clips that include sequences of flickering/flashing lights which might affect learners who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

  • 6 July 2020
  • 13 January 2020
  • 7 January 2019
  • 15 January 2018
  • 5 June 2017
  • 16 January 2017
  • 20 June 2016
  • 22 February 2016
  • 21 September 2015
  • 15 June 2015
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