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Introduction to Robotics

Module name (EN): Introduction to Robotics
Degree programme: Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: KI842
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project work
Curricular relevance:
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60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Martina Lehser
Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Ammon

[updated 11.05.2007]
Learning outcomes:
The theoretical part of this course aims to acquaint students with the basic tasks and problems in the field of mobile robotics (self-localization, navigation, map building and route planning) and to provide them with the skills necessary to develop appropriate solutions. This knowledge is then applied to a project carried out in the practical part of the module. The focus of the practical task is less on the pure construction of a robot and more on the programming requirements. Students will learn to interpret sensor data intelligently and to make efficient use of these data by integrating them into multiple processes.

[updated 08.05.2008]
Module content:
I. Theoretical part: Lecture course
1.        Introduction
        History and development of robotics
        Fundamentals and definitions
        Control paradigms
2.        Hardware
        Sensors used in robotics
        Actuators used in robotics
        Mechanics and robot kinematics
3.        Navigation
        Mathematical basics
        Coupled navigation
        Navigation using landmarks
        Examples from biology
4.        Map building and route planning
II. Practical part: Project
Creation of a mobile robot (students work in groups of two)
-        Group-specific definition of task and project discussions
-        Development, realization and testing
-        Documentation
-        Formal presentation of results

[updated 08.05.2008]
Recommended or required reading:
NEHMZOW, Ulrich: Mobile Robotik: Eine praktische Einführung, Springer Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg 2002
GOCKEL, DILLMANN: Embedded Robotics: Das Praxisbuch, Elektor-Verlag, Aachen 2005

[updated 08.05.2008]
Module offered in:
SS 2013, SS 2012, SS 2011, SS 2010, SS 2009, ...
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