MTRX 4700 Experimental Robotics

Course Objectives

This Unit of Study presents a broad overview of the technologies associated with industrial and mobile robots. Major topics covered are sensing, mapping, navigation and control of mobile robots and kinematics and control of industrial robots. The subject consists of a series of lectures on robot fundamentals and case studies on practical robot systems. Material covered in lectures is illustrated through experimental laboratory assignments.

Following completion of this UoS students will:

  1. Be familiar with sensor technologies relevant to robotic systems
  2. Understand conventions used in robot kinematics and dynamics
  3. Understand the dynamics of mobile robotic systems and how they are modelled
  4. Have implemented navigation, sensing and control algorithms on a practical robotic system
  5. Apply a systematic approach to the design process for robotic systems
  6. Understand the practical application of robotic systems in applications such as manufacturing, automobile systems and assembly systems
  7. Develop the capacity to think creatively and independently about new design problems
  8. Undertake independent research and analysis and to think creatively about engineering problems


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Stefan Williams and Robert Fitch 2013