ADVANCED ROBOTICS CONCEPTS

ELE4ARC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will focus on a variety of advanced concepts related to robotics including: kinematics, SLAM navigation, drive systems, exploration, safety, sensors, path planning and sensor fusion. Laboratories will include a series of robotic control, calibration, vision and sensory tasks. A site visit to a relevant company using or manufacturing industrial robotics equipment will be planned.

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 ELE2MDD or ELE5PRA or ELE5PRB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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, standards and legal considerations relating to the use of robots in industry.

Activities:
Lectures are dedication to a discussion of robot safety, industry standards and legal considerations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

05. Research and evaluate an application where robots are used in industry.

Activities:
Several case studies on robotics applications in industry are shown in lectures.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 Assignments (approx 1000 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Exam (2 hours)50 04, 05
Laboratories35 03, 04, 05