Robotics 501: Mathematics for Robotics
ROB 501: Mathematics for Robotics, is a graduate-level course at the University of Michigan that introduces applied mathematics for robotics engineers.
Topics include vector spaces, orthogonal bases, projection theorem, least squares, matrix factorizations, Kalman filter and underlying probabilistic concepts, norms, convergent sequences, contraction mappings, Newton Raphson algorithm, local vs global convergence in nonlinear optimization, convexity, linear and quadratic programs.
This offering of the course is from Fall 2018.
It is assumed that students know basic matrix algebra, such as how to multiply and invert matrices, what is the rank of a matrix, and how to compute eigenvectors; know how to compute means and variances given a density of a continuous random variable, and conditional probability and how to compute it; know vector calculus and will review how to compute gradients of functions and what is the method of Lagrange multipliers; simple properties of complex numbers; and how to use MATLAB, including plotting, various types of multiplication, such as * vs .* (star vs dot star), writing a for loop, or finding help.
Lecture Videos, Textbook & Notes
All lecture videos are available on YouTube:
ROB 501 Fall 2018 videos
Also, the textbook, lecture notes and handouts are available.
Recitation questions and answers are both available.
|1||Intro & Proofs||Video|
|2||Induction, Fundamental Theorem, & Contradiction||Video|
|3||Abstract Linear Algebra||Video|
|4||Subspaces & Linear Independence||Video||Homework 1|
|5||Basis Vectors & Dimension||Video|
|6||Linear Operators & Eigenvalues||Video||Homework 2|
|7||Similar Matrices & Norms||Video|
|8||Inner Product Spaces||Video||Homework 3|
|9||Projection Theorem & Gram-Schmidt||Video|
|10||Normal Equations & Least Squares||Video||Homework 4|
|11||Symmetric & Orthogonal Matrices||Video|
|12||Positive Semi-Definite Matrices & Schur Complement Theorem||Video||Homework 5|
|13||Recursive Least Squares & Kalman Filter||Video|
|14||Least Squares & Probability||Video|
|15||Best Linear Unbiased Estimator||Video||Homework 6|
|16||QR Factorization||Video||Exam 1|
|17||Modified Gram-Schmidt & Minimum Variance Estimator||Video|
|18||Probability Space & Random Variables||Video|
|19||Gaussian Random Vectors||Video||Homework 7|
|20||Real Analysis & Normed Spaces||Video|
|21||Real Analysis & Interior of a Set||Video||Homework 8|
|23||Cauchy Sequences||Video||Homework 9|
|26||Final Class & Linear Programming||Video||Homework 10 & Exam 2|
A more detailed course plan is available.
- Jessy Grizzle, Director, Michigan Robotics
- Nils Smit-Anseeuw
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All other content, including textbooks, homeworks, and video, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommericial 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).