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Module Code: RBE301TC
Module Title: System Design in Robotics
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2022/23
Semester: ACYR
Originating Department: School of Robotics
Pre-requisites: N/A
On completion of the module, a student is expected:

1. To be creative in the design and to be able to evaluate results and synthesise knowledge.

2. To provide an appreciation of robotics engineers’ responsibilities in the context of sustainable development.

3. To raise the awareness of environmental issues, and examine the principles and tools for sustainable product design.

4. To improve computer literacy and to develop the ability to solve 'real' engineering problems by numerical methods.

5. To provide a practical understanding of the design process of robotic systems

6. To recognise the basic building blocks of servo systems that are used in robot design.

7. To correlate theory in textbooks with its practical application.

8. To know how to complete individual work and be a valuable team member.

9. To develop presentation and oral communication skills.

Learning outcomes 
A. Know how to use basic robotic lab equipment and design software

B. Understand the selections of sensor, actuators, communication to meet the design specifications

C. Design and construct simple servo-control systems

D. Evaluate performance of servo-control systems
Method of teaching and learning 
Seminars: four seminars will be given about sustainability theory, covering two case studies. Students will have team discussion sessions among themselves for the case studies. They will be responsible for the topics they choose for a selected case study and write a report on design, implementation, and test.

Practical exercises: with the aid of scripts, students complete experiment by building robot devices with precision servo-control systems Practical skills will be developed by building a system with electronic and mechanical components, system testing and trouble shooting.

Progress tutorial/quiz will be held to monitor the progress.

Lectures: five lectures will be given on programming and simulation in lecture hall.

Part 1: Sensor selection for servo control and sensor’s calibrations

Part 2: Robot Kinematics modelling

Part 3: Dynamic systems modeling and system identifications

Part 4: Trajectory planning and optimization

Part 5: Controllers design

Part 6: Hardware-in-loop test and control implementation

Part 7: Design of the servo-control system

Part 8: The performance evaluation of servo-control system

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 9  8    66    67  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assignment 1 15.00
2 Group Project 1 15.00
3 Group Project 2 30.00
4 Group Project 3 40.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 5:16:24 PM