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Robotics - ELE00103M

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Mark Post
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
    • See module specification for other years: 2021-22

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2022-23

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • to provide technical skills in the design and construction of robotic devices

  • to provide technical skills in the programming of robotic controllers

  • to provide an understanding of the limitations of robotic software and hardware

Graduate skills aims:

  • To provide a context for the application of taught knowledge in an engineering setting

  • To demonstrate the appreciation of scientific and engineering methods and techniques

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to understand sensor motor coordination and apply the concept to a robot platform.

  • Be able to control a robot arm, being aware of the kinematic aspects.

  • Be able to navigate a simple mobile robot using C/C++ language and robot middleware.

  • Be able to understand robotic mobility, including dynamic localization and mapping aspects.

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to express basic robotics concepts concisely and accurately and comment on their applications and limitations.

  • Be able to select, adapt, and apply a range of mechatronics technologies for the design, development, and control of advanced robots.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

'Feedback’ at a university level can be understood as any part of the learning process which is designed to guide your progress through your degree programme. We aim to help you reflect on your own learning and help you feel more clear about your progress through clarifying what is expected of you in both formative and summative assessments. A comprehensive guide to feedback and to forms of feedback is available in the Guide to Assessment Standards, Marking and Feedback. This can be found at The Department of Electronic Engineering aims to provide some form of feedback on all formative and summative assessments that are carried out during the degree programme. In general, feedback on any written work/assignments undertaken will be sufficient so as to indicate the nature of the changes needed in order to improve the work. Students are provided with their examination results within 20 working days of the end of any given examination period. The Department will also endeavour to return all coursework feedback within 20 working days of the submission deadline. The Department would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback. The Department will endeavour to keep such delays to a minimum. Please note that any marks released are subject to ratification by the Board of Examiners and Senate. Meetings at the start/end of each term provide you with an opportunity to discuss and reflect with your supervisor on your overall performance to date.

Indicative reading

Peter Corke - Robotics, Vision and Control (2011), Springer, ISBN: 978-3-642-20143-1

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