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EE50237: Robotics software

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Technical Report (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the key elements of robotics software design.
To introduce key concepts in understanding, designing and critically appraising robotics software.
To provide key skills in implementing robotic software.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit the student will be able to:
* Design, critically appraise and validate robotic systems software (EP3, DF2, SM1, SM3).
* Compare, contrast and evaluate practical robotic software design techniques and technologies (EP2, SM2).
* Use a range of established and new techniques to design robotic software (ET5, DF3, EA1, EA2).

Skills:
Using IT effectively: Compilers, simulators and robotic design tools (T,F,A)
Research and Analysis: evaluating designs critically (T,F,A)
Communication: report writing (T, F, A)
Independent Working (T, F, A)
Problem Solving (T, F,A).

Content:
Design of Robotic Software systems using a Robotic Operating System (ROS): Create a ROS Server, implementing ROS nodes, communication between ROS nodes, ROS data structures.
Understand how to implement autopilot software to provide basic control of robotics hardware: Autopilot software structure; modifying Autopilot Software; using Autopilot platforms
Implement Simulation of Robotics Systems using a ROS framework: Implementing Simulation environment, Creating environments, instantiating and customizing robots in simulation environment.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE50237 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

EE50237 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • RSCM-AFM51 : Integrated PhD Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence
  • TSCM-AFM51 : MRes Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence
  • TSCM-AFM52 : MSc Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence

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