Intelligent Systems and Robotics
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
08 May 2019
Requisites for this module
MSC G41112 Artificial Intelligence,
MSC G40812 Intelligent Systems and Robotics
This module gives an introduction to intelligent systems and robotics. It goes on to consider the essential hardware for sensing and manipulating the real world, and their properties and characteristics. The module then considers kinematics, especially in the context of manipulators. The programming of intelligent systems and real-world robots are explored in the context of localisation, mapping, and fuzzy control. The module finishes by discussing the recent advances in robotics, especially multi-robotic systems and robot learning.
The aim of this module is to introduce intelligent systems and robotics and the essential hardware for sensing and manipulating real-world. The module considers kinematics in the context of manipulators, localisation, mapping and fuzzy control.
On completion of the course, students should be able to:
1. Demonstration an understanding of a range of intelligent systems and robots
2. Explain the characteristics of a range of sensors and actuators
3. Explain the basic principles of robot kinematics, localisation and mapping
4. Make use of the principles of fuzzy logic in controlling real-world devices
5. Perform simple programming of a robot
Introduction to intelligent systems and robotics:
. A brief history of robotics, types of robots
. Robot challenges (RoboCup, DARPA Grand Challenge)
. Potential applications of intelligent systems and robotics
Sensors and Actuators:
. Sonar, laser scanner, optical encoders
. DC motors
. Feedback control
. Fuzzy controllers
Localisation and mapping
. Kalman filter
Behaviour based programming
. Robot behaviours
. Potential field approach
. Behaviour based architecture
lectures and lab sessions
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Assignment 1 - Report on Practical Exercise
||120 minutes during Early Exams (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Professor Hani Hagras
School Office, e-mail csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770.
Dr Rong Qu
The University of Nottingham
Available via Moodle
Of 122 hours, 22 (18%) hours available to students:
100 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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