Nov 28, 2018
The course was challenging, but fulfilling. Thank you Coursera and University of Pennsylvania for giving this wonderful experience and opportunity that I might not experience in our local community!
Jul 03, 2018
The topic was very interesting, and the assignments weren't overly complicated. Overall, the lesson was fun and informative , despite the bugs in the learning tool(especially, the last assignment.)
교육 기관: Luke J•
Sep 13, 2016
Not much content covered in course, especially compared to Aerial Robotics. No real great sense of achievement on completion.
교육 기관: Fernando C•
Mar 31, 2016
The lectures were good, but many assignments had errors (graders, errors in code)
교육 기관: Yixuan B•
Mar 21, 2016
The materials are not deep enough. And the programming assignments are just so-so.
교육 기관: 一敏 葛•
Feb 25, 2016
Feedback is useless, but content is fine.
교육 기관: Glenn B•
Mar 08, 2016
The material is interesting, however there is not enough information provided by the course to effectively implement the algorithms in the allotted time of each week's assignments. It relies on deferring to external reading materials as primary sources, and these resources were not specified in advance to secure copies in a timely manner.
Additionally, there is a big disconnect between the knowledge provided by the weekly material and what is required to easily do the programming assignments in the suggested time of 3 hours.
Overall the course material needs to provide more background material to be more effective in delivering the knowledge expected each week. This may be an artifact of trying to cram what other online course provide in 7-10 weeks down into 4 weeks. If the intention is to give a "flavor" in 4 weeks, then the material needs to be distilled down into more of a cookbook format.
교육 기관: Eduardo K d S•
Aug 03, 2016
The course is ok, it touches on some interesting topics and it serves its purpose as an introductory course. Unfortunately more interesting topics are only briefly mentioned at the end of the last video. I also think the assignments can be improved, some assignments lack documentation, one of them had a coordinate system swapped from what was shown on screen and the evaluation of some assignments are quite tight, even if you have it working, unless you deliver exactly as it is expected you will fail, not to mention what is expected is sometimes blurry.
교육 기관: Manoj R•
Jun 02, 2018
Very good overview of basic topics in Computational Motion Planning. The material is nicely and intuitively presented in short video lectures and is a rapid overview of the first 5-6 chapters in the book by Choset et. al.
Some of the assignments were too simple and required us to work on the non-critical parts of the problem. For example, only focusing on descending along gradients of artificial potential fields, instead of constructing them and seeing the effect of different types of potentials.
Also, a dominant portion of my time was spent fighting the autograder. There are tips on the forums to help deal with this but sometimes an almost-complete solution is presented by some of the earlier students in a frustrated attempt to get help with the autograder.
Many of these autograder related problems have not been addressed for many months.
교육 기관: Yiming Z•
Aug 17, 2017
Could have brought more advanced topics
교육 기관: Ajay G•
Nov 20, 2016
can be much better with little bit of more explanations and more relevant resources for help
교육 기관: Unnat A•
Jul 01, 2019
The lectures should cover more in depth theory to better explain the concepts before giving such challenging assignments.
교육 기관: Bakhtiar M•
Nov 27, 2019
The grader had quite some issues.
교육 기관: Elie S•
Nov 06, 2019
should improve the online assignments
교육 기관: Keng-Hui W•
May 08, 2016
교육 기관: Lucas H C S•
Sep 23, 2017
Matlab online makes this course activities expensive in time, and some algorithms are not explained on the classe or texts, so you need to search a lot.
교육 기관: Chris A•
Apr 08, 2016
Very interesting material, but also very light instruction. Requires some MATlab intuition.
교육 기관: Mike Z•
May 23, 2016
Very good introduction course for motion planning. Could be better if there is more interactions with the TAs. Also the matlab assignments have some minor mistakes which takes time to figure it out.
교육 기관: Jonathan O•
Mar 12, 2016
This was an interesting course, however there were bugs and errors in most of the assignment materials, which really impaired the learning experience since much of it was reduced to debugging the course organiser's code... Also the 3rd and fourth sections, including assignments, seemed to be rather small and to cover very little material, with little or no supporting material. Moreover, course staff were conspicuous by their absence on the course forums. A stark contrast to the abundance of support provided and material covered in aerial robotics.
교육 기관: Lieke V•
Apr 25, 2016
The assignments in this course take much more time than indicated. Feedback from staff is minimal. If you are not a good programmer, think twice. Nevertheless, the lectures are interesting and well taught. So if you do not want a certicficate, I recommend this.
교육 기관: Qi L•
Mar 26, 2016
No much staff in it
교육 기관: Toni T•
Mar 06, 2016
The assignments were hard, not because of the contents of the courser, but for understanding the context of the method being implemented (what each variable meant and how it was expressed).
Also, there should be a range of submissions that could be right but having higher or lower scores depending of how long it took to find the path, or how long the path was to reach the goal.
교육 기관: Ravi T S•
Apr 09, 2016
Prof. Taylor's lectures were clear and easy to understand. The course taught the basics of planning pretty well.
The teaching staff, unfortunately, was completely unavailable. The solution checkers for the Matlab assignments were very brittle and wasted a lot of students' time. There were several queries about the assignments on the Discussion forums most of which did not elicit any response from the teaching staff. The students ultimately figured it out by spending several laborious hours figuring out the peculiarities of the solution checkers, and by helping each other. This certainly soured my experience with the course.
교육 기관: Nick L•
Jul 27, 2016
This is just a poor sample of a course. Very few material, low quality assignments and grading.
교육 기관: Omkar P•
Mar 10, 2016
The Assignments are more of Trial and Error and not very helpful. The Course Material and Content is good. Teaching Staff is nowhere to be found.
교육 기관: Alessandro P d M•
Mar 17, 2016
Many problems and mistakes found in the assignment programs and I felt a lack of staff assistance on helping solving them.
교육 기관: David L•
Mar 11, 2016
The assignments would be easy except that the provided code has bugs, and some of the assignment details are wrong, making it very difficult to pass the test cases.
There is also very little information on how the work will be graded.