• Want To Get Started In Robotics? Try These Free Online Courses

    by  • January 9, 2014 • Featured, News, Projects, Tutorials • 0 Comments



    edX, the online learning resource from the likes of Harvard, MIT, Berkley and a heap of other prestigious universities from around the world have a bunch of relevant courses starting soon. The best part? They’re certified by the university they’re hosted by and look great on your C.V. or University Application.

    Introduction to Computer Science from HarvardX is probably one of the most relevant courses available, and the best part is that it’s self-paced and able to be done at your own rate.

    An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming taught by David J. Malan.

    Starts: anytime, self-paced – Learn More

    UTAustinX is offering Embedded Systems – Shape the World, another interesting option for those interested more in the low level hardware aspects of robotics and wanting to move away from prebuilt development boards such as the Arduino, mbed, xmos, raspberry pi, beagle bone black or one of the million others.

    Build real-world embedded solutions using a bottom-up approach from simple to complex in this hands-on, lab-based course.

    Starts: January 22, 2014 – Learn More

    Those interested in higher level programming, may be interested in the course Paradigms of Computer Programming, from LouvainX.

    This course covers functional, object-oriented, and declarative dataflow programming in a unified framework.

    Starts: February, 2014Learn More

    Another option is Autonomous Mobile Robots, which covers concepts and Basics of robotics design and architecture.

    Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots – basic concepts and algorithms for locomotion, perception, and intelligent navigation.

    Starts: February 14, 2014 – Learn More

    There are a plethora of other courses available, some within the realms of robotics, and others without. Either way they’re brilliant courses and definitely worth a dabble  since they’re free. Check out the full list here.

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