- Code ENGN6627
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering
- Work Integrated Learning Projects
This course provides an introduction to modern robotics. The focus is on robot kinematics, sensing techniques, localization, navigation, mapping and planning. Topics to be covered include robot spatial configuration, homogeneous coordinate transformation, mobile robot locomotion, mobile robot kinematics, robot motion control, sensors and perception, navigation and path planning, robot localization, simultaneous localization and mapping SLAM, robotic system architecture.
The applied component of the course includes experimental work with a programmable mobile robotic platform equipped with sensors. The project aims at integrating sensor measurements to build a representation of the environment and perform a robotic task.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Discuss the history, concepts and key components of robotics technologies.
- Describe and compare various robot sensors and their perception principles that enable a robot to analyse their environment, reason and take appropriate actions toward the given goal.
- Analyse and solve problems in spatial coordinate representation and spatial transformation, robotlocomotion, kinematics, motion control, localization and mapping, navigation and path planning.
- Apply and demonstrate the learned knowledge and skills in practical robotics applications.
- Critically appraise current research literature and conduct experiments with state of the art robotic algorithms on a robotic platform.
- Effectively communicate engineering concepts and design decisions using a range of media.
Work Integrated Learning
In this course, you will undertake an individual project. The project aims at integrating sensor measurements to build a representation of the environment and perform a robotic task.
Professional Skills Mapping:
- Practical Labs (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Final Project (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Final Exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Workload3 x 1 hour lecture. 1 hour tutorial, 3 hours lab time, 2 hours independent study time - per week
Requisite and Incompatibility
M. Spong, S. Hutchinson and M. Vidyasager, Robot Modelling and Control, Wiley, 2006.
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