MSc Robotics - 2014
|School/Department||School of Computer Science|
|Length of Programme||1 years|
|Awarding Institution||The University of Birmingham|
|QAA Benchmarking Groups||Computing|
Educational Aims Of Programme
- To provide the specific engineering skills and knowledge of robotics necessary for a research or development career in robotics, either in industry or academia.
- To provide the opportunity to carry out projects in intelligent and autonomous robotics, and thereby to acquire the generic research skills necessary to engage in future research or study.
- To provide the student with knowledge of recent computational methods in a variety of areas of robotics, and the abilities to analyse them.
- To provide the student with the experimental and analytical skills to evaluate the properties of algorithms in robotics.
Programme Outcomes and Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategies
Knowledge and Understanding
- The main techniques for control, perception, reasoning and learning in robotics.
- Methods for the analysis of robot behaviour and the performance of algorithms under A1 in real robots and in simulation.
- Mathematical techniques necessary for the analysis of algorithms in A1.
- Software frameworks for implementation of techniques in A1.
- In depth knowledge of at least one area of robotics.
Skills & Other Attributes
- The ability to implement techniques under A1 in a software framework for robot control.
- Critical understanding of the scientific literature.
- Experimental evaluate robot behaviour and the performance and properties of methods in A1.
- Interpersonal skills.
- Project management skills.
- Assimilation, evaluation, presentation and analysis of research results.
- The Learning & Teaching and Assessment Methods above are not intended to be exclusive, but to indicate the main methods in use. Module Descriptions contain more detail.
- It is not intended to admit students to PGCert and PGDip programmes, although these qualifications will be available to students who have met the minimum requirements given in University Regulations.