School of Computer Science

Module 06-25021 (2022)

Advanced Robotics

Level 4/M

Mohan Sridharan Masoumeh Mansouri Semester 2 20 credits
Co-ordinator: Masoumeh Mansouri
Reviewer: Mohan Sridharan

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This module is concerned with robot planning and control in a physical world. We will introduce the concepts and tools for modelling, simulating, and controlling robots with respect to dynamics. In a series of lectures we will study the fundamental and advanced techniques for controlling a robot in a real environment l. Lab exercises will reinforce learned concepts by means of evaluation on a (real/simulated) physical robot.


The aims of this module are to:

  • give an appreciation of the issues that arise when controlling dynamic robots, such as manipulators
  • provide an understanding of the methods and techniques used to model and control dynamic robots
  • give hands on experience for designing, implementing and testing motion controllers
  • encourage independent thought on scientific issues related to robot motion and control

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop and formulate models of a robot moving in a real environment.
  • Implement algorithms for solving robot planning or control problems.
  • Investigate and analyse control methods for robot motion (on a simulator or real robot).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the main methods of modelling and controlling robots in real environments.


  • Main Assessments: 1.5 hour examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%)
  • Supplementary Assessments: 1.5 hour examination (100%)

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