Important Dates — Fall 2021

Midterm Dates

Details on how midterms will be delivered will be provided soon.

See Info sheet for details on the exams.

Midterm No. Topics Date
1 Degrees of freedom & configuration space
Rigid body motion, transformations
Screw motions and theory
Forward Kinematics
Exam 1 Info sheet
Oct. 07
2 Comprehensive, with an emphasis on material not covered on Midterm 1
Exam 2 Info sheet
Dec. 07

Assignment Due Dates

This course will have a mixture of written and PrairieLearn assignments, due on Fridays at 8pm.

Written assignments will be submitted via the course Gradescope (entry code: YVK2EK– please use your Illinois email to log in).
Project Updates will be submitted via the course Gradescope (entry code: YVK2EK– please use your Illinois email to log in).

Links and guidelines will be provided at least a week before the deadline.

Project Update 2 (new! see project page)
Submit via Gradescope11/13 at midnight

Assignment Due Date
Homework 1: Background and Getting Used to PrairieLearn
Submit via PrairieLearn
9/03 at 8pm
Homework 2: Configuration Spaces and Rigid Bodies
Submit via PrairieLearn
9/10 at 8pm
Project Update 0
Submit via Gradescope
9/11 at midnight
Homework 3: Screw Theory and Forward Kinematics
Submit via PrairieLearn and Gradescope
10/01 at 8pm
Project Update 1
Submit via Gradescope
10/16 at midnight
Homework 4: Velocity Kinematics
Submit Gradescope
10/22 at 8pm
Homework 5: Inverse Kinematics
Submit PrairieLearn
10/29 at 8pm
Project Update 2
Submit via Gradescope
11/13 at midnight
Homework 6: Kinematics of Closed Chains+Dynamics+Control
Submit Gradescope
11/14 at 8pm
Homework 7: Trajectory Generation and Motion Planning
Submit PrairieLearn
11/19 at 8pm
Project Video Presentations
Submit via Google Form
11/29 at midnight
Participation Self-Assessment
Submit via Google Form
12/8 at midnight
Participation Bonus Submissions
Submit via Google Form
12/8 at midnight
[Optional] Homework 8: Course Review
Submit via PrairieLearn
12/10 at 8pm
Extra Credit Videos
Submit via Google Form
12/15 at midnight
Team Assessment
Submit via Google Form
12/17 at 8pm
Project Report
Submit via Gradescope
12/17 at 8pm