In this unit we will be using materials from different resources to address the important aspects of robotics. The prescribed textbook would be your main resource but not all the chapters will be covered from it during the unit.
The supplementary book will be used to cover mostly the MatLab aspect of the unit. It is not mandatory to buy this book however, it is highly recommended due to its relevance to latest trends in robotics and modelling.
1. The prescribed book is available as an online purchase via: http://www.pearson.com.au/9781292052526
Title: Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics & Control Pearson New International Edition VitalSource eText (3e)
Author: John J. Craig
2. The supplementary book is available for purchase at: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783642201431
Title: Robotics, Vision and Control: Fundamental Algorithms in MATLAB
Author: Peter Corke
Edition: 1st (2011) / or latest
ISBN - 978-3-642-20143-1
Published by Springer
The book is also availabe on Amazon:
1. MatLab with Robotics Toolbox and Vision Toolbox
(Please note that these toolboxes and the instructions on how to install them are available at the following URLs.
For those who don’t already have MatLab can buy student edition from this link:
2. Autodesk Inventor (or any other 3D modelling software)
(We will use the software for just a couple of topics in the unit. It would however introduce you to a professional software for 3D solid modelling. You can check if the software is available free of charge for students at the following site. You may need to create an account using cqu mail)
3. ROS Indigo with Python and C++ (rospy and roscpp)
(It is desired that you become familiar with ROS in this unit as we will use it to interact with Baxter robots. You can keep both operating systems Ubuntu and Windows in your computers. Another way is to use Ubuntu virtual box on windows to run ROS.
ROS is freeware and is available at..)
4. Robotino SIM
(For 3D simulation – basic level - of Robotino. Available at the following website)
5. Robotino View 3
(For programming of Robotino. Available at the following website)
> Queries about the above software can be directed to me (unit coordinator) at email@example.com
1. CQ University Email
3. Course website (Moodle)
4. Windows PC with USB and LAN ports
5. PC with listed software installed