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.)
par rajas j•
Sep 22, 2019
Week 1 dijkstra assignment took 1month to get acess to
Jul 04, 2017
Quite good, It can be better if the content is richer
May 19, 2016
It is only introductory course. not a lot of content.
par Anil S•
Mar 27, 2016
Taught me many planning algorithms in an easy way.
par Rahul N•
Jun 12, 2017
Very useful introductory course to path planning
par Vikalp M•
Feb 03, 2017
assignment grading feedback can be made better.
par rao s y•
Mar 14, 2016
Should letting us do more programming stuff.
par AMIT S P•
Sep 01, 2016
Good Introductory Course but can be better.
par Manikandan R•
Feb 27, 2016
Damn good!! and bit difficult
par Orlando J B P•
Mar 16, 2016
It was a great course!!!
par Abdullah B•
Aug 13, 2016
Good but can do better.
par MAssimo S•
Sep 06, 2017
Basic concept course
Feb 28, 2018
forum is useful !!!
par Fabio B•
Jun 26, 2017
Very good course!
par Md I S•
Dec 23, 2017
it was great.
par Prabin K R•
Aug 13, 2018
Mar 13, 2016
Overall decent course.
This course focused less on the theory aspects in the course videos, which bothered me a lot considering I am paying for it. But the explanations were still good for those algorithms.
The assignments were good as well. I liked how they made us work on them instead of the first course where we were mostly tuning parameters. Hopefully MOOCs start having challenging assignments too.
The instructor explained really well too!
I didn't really end up visiting the Discussion Forums for this course at all. So can't comment on the participation from other students or TAs.
Future Advice -
Considering how other courses offer about 1-2 hours of course videos, I think this course could offer a lot more. One assignment problem focusing on one algorithm, while having other challenging algorithms taught in those videos to be left for our own implementation would help students a lot more i believe.
par 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.
par 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.
par Ajinkya K•
Mar 06, 2016
Although the course covers interesting subject areas, I feel like the various topics should have been explored to a greater depth. I understand that someone with lesser background in the relevant areas might not agree with me. But overall, I felt slightly underwhelmed by the course.
Also, the skeleton of code provided for the assignments had minor errors and the instructions for assignments were sometimes ambiguous or even incorrect as compared to what was actually required of the code. But these minor issues will most likely get resolved in subsequent offerings of the course.
par 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.
par Benjamin K•
Dec 06, 2017
If the course had the same information and effort as week1 over all 4 weeks i would gave 5 stars, although the assignments are pretty good and I learnt something new, however the assignments are fun but the grader is annoying as the single error output is..... something is wrong... try again?!
par Keng-Hui W•
May 08, 2016
par Daniel W•
Jun 05, 2016
First course of this specialization was really GREAT, byt this course disappoints.
Of course, there are some interesting topics, but the form of the course is way lazier. Videos are short, there is small amount of additional materials,
par Emiliano J B O•
Feb 26, 2016
I think that the theory was very poor in sense of the videos were very short and with little content. The topics that we've seen were difficult to learn by itself, and a better explanation could be very useful in practice.