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EE10239: Robotics design

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Period:
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Robotics Design Portfolio (individual) (CW 40%)
  • Interactive Class Questionnaire (CW 20%)
  • Subsystem Design Case Study Report (1 page), graph & demonstration (CW 40%)
Supplementary Assessment:
EE10239B Re-Assessment Coursework (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
Description: Aims:
The aim of the unit is to introduce the student to the design and manufacturing process of a robotic system. The unit will provide a broad understanding of mechanism and component design integrated with actuation and sensing. Design of robotics system from concept to implementation working as a team and individually.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit the student should be able to:
* Produce and interpret designs for robotic systems;
* Produce engineering sketches for both electrical and mechanical systems;
* Select the appropriate manufacturing processes such as machining, forming and joining, and the heat treatment of metals.
* Select from a range of traditional manufacturing processes for electrical and mechanical designs in robotics.

Skills:

* Problem solving [A/T]
* Robotic design [T/A]
* Design presentation [T/A]
* Prototyping [T/A]
* Using a workbook approach for independent learning [T]
* Present information in a written form [T/A]
* Planning, controlling and executing a project [T/A]
* Team work [T/A]

Content:
The unit will include introducing mechanism design; manufacturing processes and electronic systems such as, micro-controller development boards, motors, actuators, servos, sensor prototyping modules.
The integration of electromechanical systems will be illustrated using robotic/electronic consumer examples.

Programme availability:

EE10239 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEXX-AFB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEXX-AKB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)

Notes:

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