Module Title:Autonomous Robotics
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered through a mix of lectures, laboratory assignments and projects including a professional write up. It will employ a mixture of active/task-based learning, reflective learning and problem-based learning.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop an in-depth understanding and insight to enable selection and development of suitable algorithms and techniques for problem statement, solution-based robot design, safely and ethically as used in automated processes across a range of industrial applications.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Design and implement motion control for robotics.
LO2 Design, plan and implement robotic navigation systems.
LO3 Design and implement localization systems.
LO4 Apply probabilistic estimation techniques to mapping.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Motion Control
Definition of a robot. Motion and control of a robot: move, follow, avoid.
Navigation
Sensors: position, velocity, distance, vision. Reactive: Braitenberg vehicles. The distance transform.
Localisation
Dead reckoning and map-based localization.
Mapping
Introduction to probabilistic estimation: Pose estimation. Localization and Mapping
Assessment Breakdown%
Project20.00%
Practical20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project A group/solo (depending on complexity) project based on real-world scenarios. 4 20.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A set of practical exercises to complement the theory elements of the module. 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam A final exam to assess the students' learning. 1,2,3 60.00 End-of-Semester
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project A group/solo (depending on complexity) project based on real-world scenarios. 4 20.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A set of practical exercises to complement the theory elements of the module. 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Laboratory Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 9.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EERAS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automated Systems 7 Mandatory