Peter Corke




By day I’m a professor at Queensland University of Technology. My interests include robotics, computer vision, embedded systems, control and networking. I’ve worked on robotic systems for mining, aerial and underwater applications.

By night I maintain two open-source toolboxes, one for robotics and one for vision, and have just finished writing a book on robotics, vision & control which will be published September 2011.

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Oct 2nd 2017

The world needs people who understand how to get robots moving. Making robots move requires mathematical knowledge and programming skills. In this course, we get started on the problem of describing where things are in the world. We’ll start simply and consider the case of objects in a two-dimensional plane. We’ll then dive into control theory and begin to model dynamic systems including the electric motors and gearboxes that go into a robot. The skills you learn and the tools we use will be essential for completing the practical MATLAB exercises.

Average: 4.3 (3 votes)
Aug 28th 2017

How do you feel about robots? Learn how robotics is used today and explore how it might help solve the big issues of our time. Once only found in fiction, robots are being applied in an increasing array of ways in society, from mechanisation of industrial tasks to exploring places humans can’t go. This course starts with your perceptions of robotics, describes different types of robots, and leads into a discussion of the future: knowing we can use robots, should we?

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Jul 10th 2017

Design, build and program a simple robot and share it with other learners. In this project, you’ll design, build and program a simple robot, with at least two joints, that can draw a line through a number of points on a sheet of a paper. You’ll design and construct the robot, write the software to control it, and then put it to the test.

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Oct 3rd 2016

How can we make robots see like we do? Learn how we make robots perceive the world around them in this exciting six-week course, delivered by Professor Peter Corke. Robotic Vision introduces you to the field of computer vision and the mathematics and algorithms that underpin it. You'll learn how to interpret images to determine the colour, size, shape and position of objects in the scene.We'll work with you to build an intelligent vision system that can recognise objects of different colours and shapes.

Average: 9.8 (5 votes)
Jul 18th 2016

This course is an introduction to the exciting world of robotics and the mathematics and algorithms that underpin it. You’ll develop an understanding of the representation of pose and motion, kinematics, dynamics and control. You’ll also be introduced to the variety of robots and the diversity of tasks to which this knowledge and skills can be applied, the role of robots in society, and associated ethical issues.

Average: 7.9 (9 votes)