A robot is a machine that imitates the actions and sometimes appearance of an intelligent creature, usually a human. This machine is able to perceive the surrounding environment, i.e. getting and interpreting information from its surroundings and is able to physically interact with the environment, i.e. do something physical such as move or manipulate objects, based on environmental information.
"How to Build a Real Robot" is a course organized by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - Egypt Chapter and given for free to the all interested students from different departments. The objective of this course is to teach students how to build a real robot that can achieve intelligent connection between perception and action. To do so, this robot must be able to perceive the environment and acts accordingly. Without assuming any prior knowledge of robotics, the course provides an introduction to the key issues involved in the development of real robots such as locomotion systems, sensing the world, microcontrollers, etc.
Prepared by: Dr. Alaa Khamis