Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus & Apprenticeship Location
Undergraduate: Level 5
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 02 July 2021
29 July 2020
Requisites for this module
This module introduces the essential principles of robotics and provides practical experience in their programming. Students will understand the importance of sensory inputs, fundamentals of control, localisation & navigation, and construct & program a robot to perform a range of tasks.
The aims of this module are to introduce the essential principles of robotics, and to provide practical experience in programming mobile robots for their potential applications in the real world.
After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the objectives and difficulties of robot programming.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of processing sensory inputs.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles of control.
4. Program robots to perform a range of tasks.
5. Explain robot localisation and navigation.
. Introduction to robotics
A brief history of robotics
. Design, construction, and programming of Lego robots
Programming Lego brick
Designing sensory-motor behaviours
. Robot perception
Sonar sensors, time-of-flight ranging
Processing, interpreting, and acting upon sensory inputs.
. Motion control
Control of motors
Wheeled mobile robot locomotion
Fundamental principles of control
. Localisation and navigation
Local and global map building
. Robot behaviours
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Assignment 1 Trajectory Tracking Robot
||Assignment 2 Robot Navigation
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Dongbing Gu, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Dongbing Gu, Professor John Gan
CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770
Dr Robert John Watson
University of Bath
Available via Moodle
Of 56 hours, 20 (35.7%) hours available to students:
36 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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