Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Information Technology

Robotics (GENG5508)

Unit Coord.: Professor Thomas Bräunl
Room: 4.15
Phone: 6488-1763

Semester 2, 6 points

Communication Capabilities
- Discuss the history and evolution of applications of robotics systems and embedded control systems
- Demonstrate basic procedural skills
- Practice enquiry based thinking through foundation knowledge and exploration of conventional and potential applications
Research Capabilities
- Practice of enquiry based thinking through foundation knowledge and exploration of conventional and potential applications
Technical and other capabilities (professional development)
- Develop and code robot-specific algorithms
- Apply specific AI methods when appropriate
- Effectively use a robot simulation system and physical robot

Introduction and history, Automation, Automotive Systems, Robot Manipulators, Mobile Robots, Kinematics, Localization, Navigation, Mapping, Robot Vision, AI for Robotics

The outcome of in-depth technical competence is assessed via written tests. The outcome of student group work is assessed in assignments and laboratory reports. Individual student skills are assessed via a written report on a robotics project.

Contact Hours
 Type Hours
 Lectures  36 hrs
 Lab Preparation
   8 hrs
 Labs    8 sessions

For dates, times and venues, see: www.timetable.uwa.edu.au
and read the Info Sheet

Unit Co-ordinator Professor Thomas Bräunl, EE 4.15
Tutors / Lab / Project Supervisors Ken Foo
Textbook Robot Adventures in Python and C, hardcover, Springer 2020
  Robot Adventures in Python and C, UWA Library digital access
Recommended Reading Embedded Robotics, paperback 3rd Ed., Springer 2008
Embedded Robotics, UWA Library digital access
  Modern Robotics: Mechanics, Planning, and Control, Cambridge University Press 2017
  Schaum's Outline of Programming with C, 2nd Edition Byron Gottfried Publisher: McGraw-Hill 1996
Lecture Notes VPN req. see link
Lecture Recordings Link
Programming Courses Python, Code Academy
C, Learn-C
C, Alison
C++, Code Academy
Labs Assignments
CAS Registration
Project General
Equipment Festo
    UR5 Simulator
    RoboDK Simulator for UR5 simulation and offline programming in your project
Excursions To be advised
Photos and Videos 2017
Previous Exams
Photos & Videos

Type Duration Mark Comments
10 weeks
Individual / groups of 2
Project 6 weeks
Groups of 4
Midterm 1 -
Midterm 2

Each lab is due at the end of the scheduled session, no late submissions will be accepted.
Assignments and reports will receive a 20% penalty for each day late.

All work submitted must be the student's (or group's, resp.) own work.
Citations must be clearly marked as such.

Faculty policies apply for Penalties, Plagiarism, Scaling, and Appeals.

Maintained by: Thomas Braunl, Last changed: Aug. 2017
URL: http://robotics.ee.uwa.edu.au/courses/robotics/
CRICOS Provider Code: 00126G