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MTRX8700: Foundations of Robotics Research

2023 unit information

The goal of the course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the basic knowledge and tools in the broad areas of robotics including sensing and vision, control and estimation, localisation and mapping, robotic learning, and planning and optimisation. Students will learn the basic principles, theories, and algorithms for these foundational blocks in robotics research accompanied with a series of training and practice in data acquisition, coding, and analytical methods for robotic systems. Students will also learn how these tools are pooled together to deliver robotic solutions that can solve important real-world problems, as well as the fundamental challenges and opportunities in robotic research frontiers. 

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic

Code MTRX8700
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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A demonstrated programming ability, familiarity with concepts in sensing and control systems and a background in either CS, Mechatronics or Electrical/Electronic Engineering

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply a systematic approach to the design process for robotic systems
  • LO2. examine advanced topics in robotics including obstacle avoidance, path planning, robot architectures, multi-robot systems and learning as applied to robotic systems
  • LO3. demonstrate familiarity with sensor technologies relevant to robotic systems, specifically working with laser and vision data and understanding techniques for processing these data
  • LO4. implement navigation, sensing and control algorithms on a practical robotic system
  • LO5. understand conventions used in robot kinematics and dynamics
  • LO6. clearly express technical ideas in both oral and written form
  • LO7. develop the capacity to think independently and creatively about design problems
  • LO8. undertake independent research and analysis, thinking creatively about engineering problems.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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