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Module Code: EEE001
Module Title: Introduction to Robotics
Module Level: Level 0
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to equip students with fundamental robotic knowledge and skills and stimulate their interests in robotics. Robotics is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science that involves mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, information engineering and computer science. A first-year introductory course that covers fundamentals and learning roadmap is essential and beneficial for students enrolled in this interdisciplinary programme.
Learning outcomes 
A Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic concepts in robotics.

B Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the state-of-the-art robotic systems from both industrial and academia perspectives.

C Appreciate the emerging topics in robotics.

D Obtain practical skills for designing, building and programming a simple robot.

E Cultivate teamwork ethics and skills, and literature review and oral presentation skills.
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures and supervised laboratory sessions.
Week 1: Module overview

- Introduction to robotics: an overview

- Engineering design process and its best practice

Week 2: Programming in robotics

- Fundamentals of computer languages

- Programming examples in robotic systems

Week 3: Mechanical systems in robotics

- Gears and other mechanical systems

- Manipulators, robotic arms

Week 4: Fundamentals of electric circuits

- Basic concepts and components: current, voltage, resistors, capacitors

- Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s law

Week 5: Robotic micro-controllers

- Introduction to micro-controllers

Week 6: Sensors and actuators

- Introduction to sensors and actuators

Week 8: Lab tutorial

Week 9: Robot mechanics

- Torque, acceleration, velocity

- Example mechanic analysis of a robotic arm

- Concept of robotic kinematics

Week 10: Robotics in industry

- Modern robotics in industry

Week 11 – 14: Emerging topics on robotics

- Examples including but not limited to: 1) autonomous driving cars, 2) artificial intelligent robotics, 3) micro/nano robotics, and 4) soft robotics
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13      12    50  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework 1 40.00
2 Coursework 2 60.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/10/2019 12:23:30 AM