I’ve just signed up for a course with the University of Reading. They tell me that I don’t have to have my own robot, and that I don’t actually have to know anything about robots. They promise to introduce me to the basics of robot design through a series of simulations, and say that I will have the opportunity to test drive Eric, the University’s own mobile robot.
But best of all, the course is totally free. I’m based in the UK, but it seems that anyone with internet access can sign up and interact with the other students. Have a look at the video below.
The course begins on 15th June this year, so why don’t you join me? Just visit FutureLearn.com or click here to go to the “Begin Robotics” course page. The course will run for four weeks, three hours per week, and there will be a participation certificate available to purchase at the end.