Training Course: “Introduction to Webots”

The Computer Engineering Department of the College of Engineering and Computer Science conducted a six-sessions training course titled (Introduction to Webots) from March 4 to 13, 2024. The course consisted of three sessions per week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lecturer (Mohammed Tahir Shoani) was the moderator of this training. On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., the last session of the training was led by Lecturer (Mohammed Tahir Shoani). The session was attended by twenty trainees, most of whom were faculty members from the College of Engineering and Computer Science and other colleges of the Lebanese French University.

At the end of the last session, participants had acquired the following knowledge:

  • Robot Movement and Sensing: Position Sensor, Compass, Accelerometer, Camera, Laser Range Finder
  • Programming Behaviors: Collision Avoidance, Wall-Following, Homing, Tracking, Navigation
  • Position Estimation: Kinematics, Beacon Triangulation, Grid-Based Estimation & Odometry Correction
  • Mapping: Raw Data, Sensor Models, Converting to Vector Maps
  • Path Planning: Shortest Collision-Free Travel,
  • Localization & Map Coverage Algorithms


Lebanese French University , Building 3, Lab4.

About Instructor:

Dr. Shoani received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Technology in Baghdad-Iraq in 1991, and an M.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering – Mechatronics from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2015 for his work on developing a security robot. Dr. Shoani completed his PhD degree at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia on August 2023 for his work on “A Fixed Length Single Segment Soft Continuum Manipulator for Multi-Environmental Inspection”.