MW 12:00 – 1:20 pm, GHC 4211
F lectures TBD
Matt's office hour: Wed 1:30 pm or by
appointment, NSH A521
Reuben's office hours: Mon 1:30 pm and Thu 3:00 pm, NSH 4509 (starting Thu, Sept. 8)
Mechanics of Robotic Manipulation, by Matthew T. Mason. MIT Press, 2001.
You can reach the online version of the textbook here.
To understand the mechanical processes governing manipulation, with a focus on the interaction of hand with environment. The class focuses on models founded on classical mechanics: kinematics, statics, and dynamics of interacting rigid bodies. We will develop techniques for rigid body mechanics, kinematic constraint, Coulomb friction, gravity, and impact, and apply these techniques to manipulation problems including picking and placing, parts orienting, assembly, and mobile manipulation.