Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing the course, a student can: (I) explain main concepts related to robotic manipulation; (ii) read scientific literature in robotics to choose approaches for a particular problem; (iv) implement state-of-the-art algorithms.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.01.2023 - 13.04.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ville Kyrki

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

Lecturer (lectures, overall arrangements): Ville Kyrki (

Guest lecturer: Gökhan Alcan

TAs (exercises): Tran Nguyen Le, Daulet Baimukashev

Contact TAs primarily via course Slack channel.

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Robotic manipulation. Grasping and pushing. Motion planning. Motion control. Control in contact. Redundancy. Learning manipulation skills.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assignments and project work.

  • applies in this implementation

    Weekly quizzes 25%.

    Assignments / mini-projects 75%.

    To pass, 50% of maximum total grade must be achieved.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching, independent study, assignments, project

    Contact teaching 56 h

    Independent study 74 h


Study Material
  • applies in this implementation


    • Lecture slides
    • Links to readings and videos
    Primary book
    • Lynch & Park, “Modern Robotics: Mechanics, Planning, and Control”
    Secondary books
    • LaValle, “Planning algorithms”
    • Murray, Li & Sastry, “Mathematical Introduction to Robotic Manipulation”

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses on Sisu (