ACS337 Robotic Systems
Module Description (subject to change)
Robotics is having an increasing impact on society and the way we live. From advanced manufacturing to unmanned aerial systems and driverless cars this exciting area is presenting increasing technological challenges. This unit provides students with the advanced knowledge and understanding to apply control and systems engineering concepts to the field of robotics.
Credits: 10 (Spring semester)
If you have any questions about the module please talk to me during the lectures or the labs in the first instance. It is likely that other students will learn from any questions you ask as well, so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Outside of lectures please contact me via email, or drop in to see me.
By the end of the module students will be able to:
This module satisfies the AHEP3 (Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Third Edition) Learning Outcomes that are listed in brackets after each learning outcome above. For further details on AHEP3 Learning Outcomes, see the downloads section of our accreditation webpage.
After a general introduction to robotics the module will be taught based around a number of case studies. Each case study will be built around a general application area or type of robotics, e.g. healthcare, biologically inspired robots, mobile robots, co-operative robots. This general area will be introduced and then the technical aspects of robotics will be taught using a specific example of a robot in the area.
•Introduction to robotics; brief history; types and applications of robotics; why robots are important; social and ethical issues.
Learning and Teaching Methods
NOTE: This summary of teaching methods is representative of a normal Semester. Owing to the ongoing disruption from Covid-19, the exact method of delivery will be different in 2020/21.
Learning and Teaching Materials
All teaching materials will be available via Blackboard (MOLE).
The module will be assessed by:
Online Exam (30%)
•You will have an opportunity to view marked Exam Scripts once Exam results have been confirmed by the Faculty and released to students. The date of this Review session will be announced by the Departmental Office.
Students are encouraged to provide feedback during the module direct to the lecturer. Students will also have the opportunity to provide formal feedback via the Faculty of Engineering Student Evaluation Survey at the end of each semester.
You can view the latest Department response to the survey feedback here.
•Band T., Mihelj M., Lenarcic J., Stanovnik A & Munih M. (2010). Robotics, Springer, London