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ES4A1 - Advanced Robotics

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

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

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 and set up: an industrial robot; a vision guided robot system; a safety controller simulation system; and PLC (programmable logic controller). • Undertake self-directed research and critically evaluate current and future non-industrial applications of robotic technology. • Appraise and evaluate 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.

Timetabled teaching activities

18 hours lectures, 10 hours tutorials, 9 hours laboratory (1 hour safety controller, 2 hours PLC, 6 hours vision guided robot), 1 revision class Total contact hours = 38 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4/es4a1

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material, theory and lab exercises. Students must pass the examination and pass the coursework overall »40% and Module »50%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4A1-15)
C2 (Assessed/examined work) Essay 15%
  Laboratory Report plus Robot Kinematic Analysis 30%
  Laboratory Performance 5%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33C) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37D) - Year 4
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30G) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30H) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30P) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H311) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Exchange Year (H320) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H331) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33A) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33B) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37A) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37B) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H60C) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H60D) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H635) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year (H636) - Year 5
  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Year in Research (H637) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63A) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63B) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Exchange Year (H64Z) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH37) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH38) - Year 5
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (HH39) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH63) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH64) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Year in Research (HH65) - Year 5
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Exchange Year (HH79) - Year 4