Our online courses are free, flexible and open to everyone. The Department of Computer Science at Reading offers a beginner course via FutureLearn – Begin Robotics.This course provides a great introduction to the world of computer science – whether you're learning for fun, to develop a new skill, or to prepare for an undergraduate degree in our Department.
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This four-week beginners’ course teaches you the history of robots and their roles in a range of environments – from homes to hospitals to outer space.
You'll also explore the fundamentals of robot design using Eric – the University of Reading robot. Observe the inner workings of a robot and understand how the sensors, moving parts and computer "brain" work together to allow the robot to complete its tasks.
In this action-packed course, you'll investigate whether it's possible to create robots with basic instincts and the ability to learn and cooperate with each other.Register for Begin Robotics at FutureLearn