|| This module is concerned with the design and implementation of the technology underpinning
contemporary robotics. The course has a multidisciplinary content spanning
psychology, computer science and robotics.
- Formal exam and laboratory work
|| Dr Kevin Li Sun & Professor Roger Moore
This unit aims to:
- Provide an understanding of the principles and practices underlying contemporary robotics;
- Provide practical experience of implementing and evaluating such principles and practices in a collaborative laboratory environment.
By the end of the unit, a candidate will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices underlying contemporary robotics;
- Apply such principles and practices in a real-world robotics task using ROS.
- Robot Programming, ROS/Webots
- Sensing, Actuation & Control
- Autonomous Systems, Control Theory & PID Control
- Reaching & Grasping
- Local Guidance Strategies
- Localisation, Path Planning & Maps
- Sensor Fusion & SLAM
- Robot Learning
- Cognitive & Interactive Systems
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Swarm Robotics
||This module cannot be taken with COM3009.
- The course will be delivered using a mix of lectures and laboratory sessions. The lectures will convey the principles and the laboratory
sessions will deliver the associated practical skills.
- 20 hours of Lectures
- 20 hours of Laboratory Sessions
||Assignments marked using published criteria, submission
commented and returned by Blackboard within 3 weeks.
- Arkin, R. C. (1998). Behavior-Based Robotics. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
- Pyo, Y., Cho, H., Jung, R., & Lim, T. (2017). Robot Programming: From the basic concept to practical programming and robot application. Seoul, Republic of Korea: ROBOTIS Co.,Ltd.
- Siciliano, B., & Khatib, O. (Eds.). (2008). Springer Handbook of Robotics. Springer.
- Siegwart, R., Reza Nourbakhsh, I. & Scaramuzza, D. (2011). Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots, Second Edition, MIT Press.
- Winfield, A. F. T. (2012). Robotics: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.