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Module Code: RBE105TC
Module Title: Introduction to Intelligent Robotics and Application
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Robotics
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
This course aims to provide students an overview of intelligent robotics systems. The knowledge delivered is generally at introductory level, which covers (1) types of robotics systems and their classifications; (2) the key components and their functionality in intelligent robotics systems; (3) Fundamentals in robot modelling and control; (4) New technologies and their applications in robotics; (5) the state of art applications of intelligent robotics systems and the trends of the future development. After learning this module, students should gain a general picture on of robotics systems and the disciplines involved, how to make the robot become intelligent, and also future trends in development of robotics. This is important for students to understand the aim, objective and contents of the whole programme, as well as to plan their future career in the fields closely related to robotics.
Learning outcomes 
A. Understand types of robotics systems and their classifications

B. Understand the key components and their functionality in intelligent robotics systems;

C. Understand fundamentals in robot modelling and control;


D. Know the important new technologies and their applications in robotics;

E. Know the state of art applications of intelligent robotics systems and the trends of the future development

F. Provide an appreciation of robotics engineers’ responsibilities in the context of sustainable development
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered by a combination of formal lectures and laboratory work.
Syllabus 
Part I Introduction to Intelligent Robotics

-Types and classifications of robotics systems

-Components involved in robotics systems

-What is “intelligence” in robotics systems

-State of art applications of robotics systems


Part II Components of Robotics Systems

-Robot manipulators: configurations, actuators, work volume, dynamic properties, key concerns in manipulators mechanical design including sustainability

-Sensors: proximity sensors, range sensors, tactile sensors, visual sensors, etc.

-Machine vision systems

-Robot controllers: control architecture and key components, key concerns in controller design including sustainability


Part III Fundamentals of Robot Modelling and Control, based on simple robot arms

-Spatial descriptions and transformations

-Manipulator kinematics and dynamics

-Motion control (linear control theory)


Part IV New technologies and Their Applications in Robotics

-Artificial intelligence in robotics

-Expert systems for robotics


Part V Currently available applications and future development of Robotics

-Computer integrated manufacturing systems

-Robots in intelligent manufacturing units

-Robotics applications in electrical power networks

-Robotics applications in exploration (e.g. ocean, planets)

-Robotics applications in household

-Future development of Robotics, including sustainable development
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26      12    37  75 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assignment 1 20.00
2 Assignment 2 40.00
3 Final Exam 40.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 6:35:49 PM