Course Title: Advanced Robotic Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Robotic Systems

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU2453

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2016

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

None.


Course Description

 

In this course you will study the general theories, methodologies, practices and use of armed robotic systems in industry. The course provides a general understanding of the role of robotic technology in industry and allows you to develop skills in analysis and synthesis of an articulated robot arm. The course will specifically:

  • Provide an understanding of the role of automation technology in industry;
  • Develop high level mathematical skills for analysis and synthesis of an articulated arm robot;
  • Develop skills in the selection and application of different robots for various industrial tasks;
  • Develop an ability to anticipate the social and financial impact of decisions related to implementation of armed robots;
  • Develop knowledge of future trends in robotics and related technology innovation.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

This course contributes to the development of the following program learning outcomes.

1.Needs, Context and Systems

  • Exposit legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental interests, values, requirements and expectations of key stakeholders
  • Identify and assess risks (including OH&S) as well as the economic, social and environmental impacts of engineering activities

2.Problem Solving and Design

  • Develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering problems
  • Develop and operate within a hazard and risk framework appropriate to engineering activities

3.Analysis

  • Comprehend and apply advanced theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and specialist bodies of knowledge in the selected discipline area to predict the effect of engineering activities.

4.Professional Practice

  • Understand the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline

5.Research

  • Be aware of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.


 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge about the development and research directions in robotics and related technologies.
  2. Develop creative and innovative solutions to an advanced robotics problem and anticipate the financial and social consequences of any intended action.
  3. Comprehend and apply advanced theory-based understanding of robot kinematics and dynamics in designing armed robots.
  4. Simulate the motion of articulated objects using high level mathematical skills.
  5. Conduct feasibility and optimisation studies for using armed robots for industrial automation applications.
  6. Use experience with practical industrial examples of armed robots to assess the application of theoretical knowledge to industrial situations and demonstrations.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include: lectures, tutorials, group project and laboratory simulation activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on Blackboard, which is accessed through myRMIT. This can include lecture material, practical examples, and there is a prescribed textbook and several recommended references for this course. 


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 item:  Class test
Weighting of final grade:  20%
Related course learning outcomes:  2, 3, 4, 5
Description: You will undertake problem-based tests related to the selected topics of the course. This will involve kinematic and dynamic case studies including problem definition, analysis, modelling, simulation, and interpretation of modelling and simulation results.

Assessment item:  Group project and presentation
Weighting of final grade:  40%
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Description:  There will be a major assignment in which students in small groups will analyse an industrial robot. You will be required to develop a computer program to simulate and solve the developed equations of motion and present and justify your findings.

Assessment item:  Exam
Weighting of final grade:  40%
Related course learning outcomes:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Description:  The final semester exam will test your ability to analyse an articulated robot, make the appropriate modelling as well as your ability to interpret the outcomes of the model.