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ES4A1 - Advanced Robotics

  • Module code: ES4A1
  • Module name: Advanced Robotics
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Advanced Robotics will explore in great depth areas relevant to not only industrial robotics but service robots (i.e. robots outside a factory environment particularly mobile robots) and the application of this technology to real world environments e.g. driverless vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles and tele-robots. Students will also master robot kinematics and dynamics.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to...

  • Solve complex kinematic and dynamic calculation problems applied to serial robots arms.
  • Independently program a PLC (programmable logic controller).
  • Undertake self-directed research and critically evaluate current and future non-industrial applications of robotic technology.
  • Appraise, evaluate and creatively apply mobile robot technology: locomotion, sensors and probabilistic techniques.
  • Design and critically evaluate: a safe system in a robot cell; a robot end-effector; fixturing and tools for robot cells.