ROBOTICS SYSTEM DESIGN

ELE4RSD

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject covers the design, construction, and testing of robotic systems. Topics covered include: kinematics, sensors, machine vision, industrial robotics and field robotics. Laboratories will include a series of robotic control, calibration, vision and sensory tasks. Students will work on a team robotics systems project. This subject may include a site visit to a relevant company using or manufacturing industrial robotics equipment.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MEC3MCD, EMS3SYE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ELE4ARC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRobotics: modelling, planning and ControlRecommendedSiciliano et al. 2009Springer
ReadingsWhere am I? - Systems and methods for mobile robot positioningRecommendedJ. Borenstein et al. 1996UM

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and evaluate different issues related to robot navigation, control and design.

Activities:
These topics are covered in detail in lectures and are implemented by students in laboratory exercises.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Writing (Writing)

02. Collaboratively design and implement mobile robot systems which include sensors, control and actuators to solve a particular problem.

Activities:
Students are given background information and worked examples in lectures. Students are given assistance as they solve relevant problems in laboratory classes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Develop code to control a mobile robot to perform a series of prescribed tasks (eg. navigation, obstacle avoidance, path planning).

Activities:
Students are given background information and worked examples in lectures. Students are given assistance as they solve relevant problems in laboratory classes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Describe safety, usage, standards and legal considerations relating to the use of robots in industry.

Activities:
Lectures are dedicated to a discussion of robot safety, industry standards and legal considerations. Several case studies on robotics applications in industry are shown in lectures.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Online video content with quizzes to test student progress"

Laboratory Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Introductory lecture only held in week 1"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hour Exam45 01, 04
Laboratories (approx 1500 words)Students work in pairs and are marked off as they complete prescribed tasks20 02, 03, 04
Group Project (approx 1500 words)Students have regular group working sessions20 02, 03
Online Quizzes (approx 200 words total)10 Multiple choice quizzes graded on LMS15 01, 04