Course Title: Advanced Robotics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Robotics

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU1417

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2008

MANU1417

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

MANU1417

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Chow Yin Lai

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4416

Course Coordinator Email: chowyin.lai@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 057.03.018

Course Coordinator Availability: Wednesdays 10am - 12pm


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed Knowledge: It is assumed that students have successfully completed MANU1174 Automatic Control Systems, or an equivalent, before attempting this course. 


Course Description

This course develops your capabilities in Advanced Robotics. You will build on prior knowledge of Automatic Control systems and examine the design of robotic systems. Topics which will be covered include, (but are not limited to):

Coordinate frame transformations, kinematic analysis of robot design, formulation of matrices to develop robot arm transforms, extraction of analytic joint angle solution equations from both forward and inverse kinematic matrices; planning trajectories in joint space to accomplish a task in global space.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631)


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes


  


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Design multi-jointed serially linked manipulators:
  2. Identify intermediate arm matrices describing individual links:
  3. Determine the joint angle equations to attain a global position and attitude of the end effector:
  4. Determine how to identify velocity profiles of individual joints to achieve a desired global spatial trajectory.
  5. Relate driving currents and torques needed to control this trajectory for electrically-driven robots.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities can include lectures, lecture-tutorials or lectorials, quizzes, major and minor assignments and a final exam.

The course will be based heavily on Project-Based Learning (PBL) and will involve team activities. 

It is vital that you keep up-to-date with all learning activities. Details of assignments will be posted via Blackboard or via email. There will also be milestones for your project which must be achieved by certain dates. Tutorial activities have been designed to enable you to achieve these milestones within the appropriate time frame.

This course is designed to use your present knowledge of robotics and elevate it to in-depth technical knowledge.  Assessments have been designed to for you to apply established engineering methods to highly complex engineering solving.

The final major project will test your written communication skills.


Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related schedules and resources will be provided to students via on the course Blackboard or email. This can include supplementary course notes, tutorial material, lecture material, problem sheets and solutions.


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks

Assignment #1
Weighting 5%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2

Assignment #2
Weighting 15%
This assessment task support CLO 3

Assignment #3
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 4, 5

Assignment #4
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3, 4

Examination (Final)
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5