What fundamental concepts, beginner-friendly resources, or online courses would you recommend for someone starting with little to no background in robotics?

At first, I want to build a an autonomous wheeled rover which can navigate (using sensors) on rough surfaces and pick sample (with attached gripper on chasis) and safely drop it to a position marked with circle of any colour. It only communicate using Radio Frequency of legal range. No wire should be outside , it is totally remotely controlled. Power source should be battery.

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    – Community Bot
    Nov 11 at 7:50
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to space SE. Currently your question is very broad - you yourself include a request for information on background concepts. As such it will probably be closed here as too broad. Suggest breaking it down into segments. The elements relating to building a vehicle actually capable of operating in space are on topic here, while the nuts and bolts of building and programing would be better on Arudino and electronics stacks. $\endgroup$ Nov 11 at 8:00
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    $\begingroup$ In terms for where to begin a common path for the electronics part of things starts with Arduino arduino.cc and cheaper copies. Though it is by no means the 'best' package it is widely available, relatively cheap and compatible rover hardware can be purchased as kits (search 'arduino compatible rover kit'). In terms of tips, always buy at least three of a part so you can afford to break one and still have a spare. If you can only afford to buy one of a part, you cannot really afford the part so try to find another way. $\endgroup$ Nov 11 at 8:14
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    – Rory Alsop
    Nov 11 at 10:13
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    $\begingroup$ There are some basic robotics texts posted at Northwestern University. Go for it! hades.mech.northwestern.edu/images/2/2a/Park-lynch.pdf hades.mech.northwestern.edu/images/7/7f/MR.pdf $\endgroup$ Nov 12 at 2:06