Course Coordinator:David Alonso-Caneiro (firstname.lastname@example.org) School:School of Science, Technology and Engineering
UniSC Moreton Bay
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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The utilisation of robotics and autonomous systems is playing a major role in improving society and industries. An example is the recent trend towards autonomous vehicles. This course will help you to learn about the principles, design, and implementation of robotics and autonomous systems including robotic programming, sensing, path planning and control, including concepts such as the design principles of mobile robots, AI control, ethical aspects of robotic autonomous systems, etc. This course will provide you hands-on experience to design, analyze and evaluate robotic autonomous systems.
|Learning materials – Asynchronous learning materials||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Laboratory 1 – On campus||2hrs||Week 1||4 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus||2hrs||Week 2||10 times|
|Seminar – On campus||1hr||Week 1||Once Only|
400 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Engineers Australia|
|1||Investigate the operation and design principle of robotics and autonomous systems based on the underlying theories and design considerations||Creative and critical thinker||
1.3, 2.3, 3.2, 3.6
|2||Solve design problems associated with the integration of robotic components, sensors, actuator devices and associated electronic devices into an autonomous robotic system||Empowered||
1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.2
|3||Demonstrate knowledge and apply theories in design, control and pathfinding algorithms in robotics and autonomous systems||Knowledgeable||
1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.2
|4||Communicate robotic autonomous systems using appropriate engineering terminology, symbols and diagrams||Engaged||
1.1, 2.3, 3.2
|5||Work collaboratively in teams to design robotic and autonomous system to meet specified requirements||Empowered||
1.1, 2.1, 3.2, 3.6
|1.1||Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.|
|1.2||Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.|
|1.3||In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.|
|2.1||Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.|
|2.3||Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.|
|3.2||Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.|
|3.6||Effective team membership and team leadership.|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
Each task is to be documented in a report and submitted in a group (maximum page limit of 15 pages. Each student writes approximately 1000 words and groups of 4-5.
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||In Class|
|All||2||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece||Group||30%||
The project-based design / case study report is to be written with a maximum page limit of 10 pages. Each student writes approximately 1000 words.
|Week 11||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||40%||
|Exam Period||Exam Venue|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Report|
Through this task, the students develop understanding on the underlying theories and operational principles of robotics and autonomous systems. The students will carry out studies and implementations using hardware and robotic components to validate their theoretical understandings on the emerging topics in modern robotic and autonomous systems
Reports describing and critically analyzing the simulation tasks. Each task is required to be documented as written reports and submitted in a group. Submit in weeks 4, 7, 10
|All - Assessment Task 2:Project-Based Case Study|
This task will develop critical thinking and analyzing ability of the students to formulate, design and evaluate performance of robotic system with collaboration utilizing the appropriate industry hardware and components.
|Product:||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece|
A professional engineering report, which documents analytical solutions and/or software simulations.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final Exam|
The final exam will develop your ability to independently apply your skills and knowledge to solve familiar problem-based questions with confidence within a set time limit and without access to additional resources.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
Centrally scheduled 2 hour closed book examination
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
|Period and Topic||Activities|
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
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