GENG5508 Robotics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit gives an overview of robotics and automation techniques. It covers: (1) automation systems; (2) robot manipulators; (3) mobile robotic systems; (4) robotic guidance: kinematics, localisation, navigation, and mapping and (5) robotic sensing: robot vision and artificial intelligence. The unit uses robot simulation as well as work on real robots during labs and group projects.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) discuss the history and evolution of applications of robotics systems; (2) demonstrate procedural programming skills; (3) demonstrate research capabilities through applying foundation knowledge to practical robotics applications; (4) develop and code robot-specific algorithms; (5) apply specific AI methods when appropriate; and (6) effectively use a robot simulation system and physical robot.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) laboratories; (2) project; and (3) tests and examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Thomas Braunl
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation
or
Software Engineering specialisation)
or
enrolment in the Master of Information Technology; for pre-2012 courses: none
Advisable prior study:
CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering;
or
CITS1401 Problem Solving and Programming;
or
CITS2002 Systems Programming;
or
CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Incompatibility:
ELEC4314 Robotics and Automation
Contact hours
lectures and laboratories
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