Steven M. LaValle


Virtual Reality

This free course was sponsored by the Government of India as a service to the world. I found that inspiring enough that I volunteered to visit the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Chennai) for a month in July 2016 to deliver the course to live students, which was recorded by NPTEL.
NPTEL Official Course Site
All 71 lecture videos on YouTube
Free textbook to accompany the course.

Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments

A full-day workshop I gave at IEEE ICRA 2012; it was the most requested topic, so I volunteered to cover it. Each lecture is roughly 90 minutes. The first two cover standard motion planning.
1. [video] [slides] Motion Planning: Life in C-Space
2. [video] [slides] Motion Planning: Finding a Path
3. [video] [slides] Dynamic Environments: Modeling Issues
4. [video] [slides] Dynamic Environments: Methods

Minimalism in Robotics: From Sensing to Filtering to Planning

In February/March 2012, I traveled around Iran, and offered this short course at Amirkabir University in Tehran. It was one of the best trips of my life.

Lectures: All 12 videos on YouTube
Slides: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
For related reading, see this book and Chapters 11 and 12 of this book.

Tutorial Papers

Motion planning: The essentials. S. M. LaValle. IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Magazine, 18(1):79-89, 2011. [pdf].

Motion planning: Wild frontiers. S. M. LaValle. IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Magazine, 18(2):108-118, 2011. [pdf].