Module Title:   Robotics Fundamentals

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1060M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Telecomms, Electromagnetics etc (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr JC Readle

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop a range of basic practical, personal and analytical skills considered to be fundamental to the study of robotics & automation.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
A combination of practical exercises,tutorials and small-group project work appropriate to the development of the requisite skills.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   64.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   24.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

understand the basic concepts fundamental to robotic construction and programming.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

apply practical and analytical skills in the programming and construction of an autonomous mobile robot.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate essential skills in computer utilisation, written communication, problem-solving and working with others as a cohesive group.

  Coursework   100%
  Laboratory demonstration of a predefined single and multi-task based robotic structure and associated programming
  Coursework   100%
  Individual robotics assignment

Outline Syllabus:
Application of Robotics and Automation. Robotic design features and functions. Computer programming related to robotic function. Functions of a commercial robot construction set. Basic sensors (light, touch, rotation). Mechanical construction and gearing.

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