ROBOTICS SYSTEM DESIGN

ELE4RSD

2021

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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MEC3MCD or admission into SMELE or SMENE or SMENM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsELE4ARC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Where am I? - Systems and methods for mobile robot positioning

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJ. Borenstein et al.

Year1996

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherUM

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Robotics: modelling, planning and Control

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSiciliano et al.

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSpringer

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate different issues related to robot navigation, control and design.
02. Collaboratively design and implement mobile robot systems which include sensors, control and actuators to solve a particular problem.
03. Develop code to control a mobile robot to perform a series of prescribed tasks (e.g. navigation, obstacle avoidance, path planning).
04. Critically analyse safety, usage, standards and legal considerations relating to the use of robots in industry.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 32 - 43
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 31
One 1.00 h 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

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Online video content with quizzes to test student progress

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 hour Exam (2000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO4

3 written laboratory reports (1000 words equivalent)Students complete 3 laboratory reports which cover significant areas of content which has been experimentally implemented as a series of problem solving exercises in the laboratories

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Group Project (1500 words equivalent per student)Each group submits a written project plan by week 3 and a system design document by week 6. In week 12 students demonstrate their robot and submit a short video of the robot in operation. Students work in groups of 3-4

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3

Online Quizzes (20 minutes each, 1000 words equivalent total)3 Multiple choice quizzes graded on LMS

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4

Individual project report (approx. 500 words)Individual report describing students individual contribution to group project

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 32 - 43
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 31
One 1.00 h 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

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Online video content with quizzes to test student progress

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 hour Exam (2000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO4

3 written laboratory reports (1000 words equivalent)Students complete 3 laboratory reports which cover significant areas of content which has been experimentally implemented as a series of problem solving exercises in the laboratories

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Group Project (1500 words equivalent per student)Each group submits a written project plan by week 3 and a system design document by week 6. In week 12 students demonstrate their robot and submit a short video of the robot in operation. Students work in groups of 3-4

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3

Online Quizzes (20 minutes each, 1000 words equivalent total)3 Multiple choice quizzes graded on LMS

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4

Individual project report (approx. 500 words)Individual report describing students individual contribution to group project

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3