School of Computer Science

Module 13520 (2017)

Module description - Intelligent Robotics

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Module Title Intelligent Robotics
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-13520
Level 3/H
Member of Staff Jeremy Wyatt
Semester Semester 1 - 20 credits

Approximately 18 lectures and 24 laboratory sessions

Contact Hours: 42


Artificial Intelligence is concerned with mechanisms for generating intelligent behaviour. When this behaviour occurs in the everyday physical world, with its uncertainty and rapid change, we find that all kinds of new problems and opportunities arise. We will try to understand some of these in the context of robotics. In a series of lectures we will look at some theories of how to sense the real world, and act intelligently in it. In a series of labs you will build your own robots to see how well (or badly) these theories actually work.


On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  1. design, build and program simple autonomous robots
  2. implement standard signal processing and control algorithms
  3. describe and analyse robot processes using appropriate methods
  4. write a detailed report on a robot project
  5. carry out and write up investigations using appropriate experimental methods

Sessional: continuous assessment (100%).

Supplementary (where allowed): None; the module may only be repeated.

The continuous assessment consists of a writeup and demonstration of an autonomous robot project designed and constructed by each team.