So you are interested in robotics.  Maybe you have purchased or have been given a robot STEM kit.  Maybe your interested in potential courses in robotics.

You are interested in learning more…

Following are some potential courses that you may find online or in a school or university.  The courses are arranged into the 10 major areas of robotics.

We have included some references to some online courses.  Please note that we are NOT  endorsing any of them, but indicating that they are available and a lot of them are free.  The courses should give you an idea of what is available and where to look.  Also, there are a number of universities that offer engineering degrees in Robotics.

If you can’t find coures of interest, please let us know.  We have some teachors that may be interested in assembling a new course if there is enough interest.

  1. Introduction to Robotics is an introductory course covering the basics of robotics, including components, systems, and applications.
  2. Robot Programming is a course on programming robots.  Courses may teach the basics of the C, C++ and Python languages which many robots are programmed in.  Many of the courses will not cover robot system architecture, interrupt processing and the techniques specific to robot control and automation. If you are interested in programming robots, then it is important to learn basic programming first.
  3. Autonomous Navigation explores algorithms and technologies for enabling robots to navigate, explore their environment autonomously and create 2 and 3D maps.
  4. Robotic Artificial Intelligence focuses on understanding how AI is integrated into robotics systems, including machine learning (e.g., ChatGPT), computer vision (object and facial recognition), and natural language processing (both listening and speaking).
  5. Human-Robot Interaction focusses on the design principles and strategies for creating effective and intuitive interfaces between humans and robots.
  6. Robot Vision covers the principles and techniques behind robot vision systems, including object and facial recognition, image processing, and depth perception.
  7. Robot Manipulation explores the mechanics, kinematics, and control algorithms for robot arm manipulation and object grasping and handling.
  8. Swarm Robotics explores the coordination and behavior of multiple robots working together to achieve common goals and tasks in both reactive and commanded scenarios.
  9. Robot Sensing and Perception explores the fundamentals of sensor integration, fusion, and perception of robots to understand and interact with their surroundings.
  10. Robot Ethics and Safety examines the ethical considerations and safety protocols involved in the design, deployment, and use of robots in various contexts and as it relates to humans and other living creatures.