Building a Future with Robots

Online Course

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Building a Future with Robots

What is the course about?

Building a Future with Robots
The course Building a Future with Robots is an online class provided by The University of Sheffield through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Explore the role of robots and autonomous systems in the factories, homes, hospitals, schools and cars of our near future.

Course description
  • Explore the future of robotics in factories, homes, hospitals, schools and cars
  • 3 weeks
  • On this course, we’ll look at current and future developments in the field of robotics that could shape many different aspects of our daily lives.
  • We’ll build up a picture of the principles and the fundamental challenges of robotic design, and demonstrate how research here at The University of Sheffield is working to overcome some of these challenges.
  • What a robot needs to be able to sense the world using drones, youBots and autonomous cars as examples.
  • Current and future developments in robotics and how and where they are being applied.
  • How robotics can take inspiration from nature looking at swarm robots and biomimetics.
  • How robots work with others for example, a robot surgeon and a robotic arm.
  • Describe the main challenges of working with autonomous systems and the ways in which we might meet these challenges.
  • Explore some basic principles of robotic design.
  • Apply knowledge of where developments in robotics are heading and their potential effect on our future.
  • Explain existing and potential real-life robotic applications.
  • This course is open to anyone with an interest in robotics. It will be of particular interest to engineers, designers, technicians and enthusiasts who are keen to explore the role of robots in our economic and industrial future.
  • The University of Sheffield
  • The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence.

Prerequisites & Facts

Building a Future with Robots

Course Topic

AI and Robotics, Coding & Programming, IT & Computer Science

University, College, Institution

The University of Sheffield

Course Skill Level

Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Building a Future with Robots

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The University of Sheffield you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: The University of Sheffield
Topic: AI and Robotics, Coding & Programming, IT & Computer Science