|Module Title||INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Myra S Wilson|
|Other staff||Mr David J Smith, Dr Mark J Neal, Dr Frederic Labrosse, Dr Myra S Wilson|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours.|
demonstrate an understanding of the problems charactertistic of the discipline and particularly by selection of appropriate techniques used to solve them.
have a crtical understanding of how A.I. can be applied generally to robotics.
appreciate the problems associated with programming and controlling real physical robots.
The emphasis of the material is to provide an understanding of the software component of robotic systems along with an appreciation of the hardware aspects, and the interaction of the two. Current programming control architectures are introduced and examined.
The supervised practical sessions are designed to give the students hands-on experience with physical robots. This gives the students an appreciation of the inherent problems associated with controlling robots in the real world.
Introduction to the nature of the robotics problem, with current example systems.
2. Mobile Robots - 2 Lectures
Overview of mobile robots; methods of locomotion and control.
3. Sensors and Perception - 2 Lectures
Current sensing technologies and the perception problem.
4. A Mobile Robot Case Study - 1 Lecture
Introduction to a mobile robot; components, control and programming.
5. Manipulator Arms - 5 Lectures
Overview of manipulator arms; arm components, kinematic control, PID control.
6. Control Architectures -8 Lectures
Reactive, deliberative and hybrid architectures; concepts, benefits and example systems.
This module is at CQFW Level 6