2016 Creative Design of Control Systems

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Control and Systems Engineering
Sato Susumu  Kurabayashi Daisuke  Hayakawa Tomohisa  Ishizaki Takayuki  Ibuki Tatsuya 
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Mon1-2(S011)  Mon5-8(石川台3号館創造工房)  Tue1-4(石川台3号館創造工房)  Fri3-4(S011)  
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Course description and aims

Students form relatively small groups and construct their own unique autonomous robot for a given contest. Through this process, students are expected to have experience of realizing ideas on the robot exploiting all the available resources obtained in the courses in this department.
Students will be familiarized with the system construction process through the group project using the knowledge of microcomputers, sensors and actuators, electrical circuits, and all the techniques in systems and control engineering.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of course, students will have the ability to:
1) construct a unique autonomous robot by integrating the knowledge in both hardware and software
2) manage a group project
3) have skills to communicate with other engineers through the contest and poster sessions


Autonomous robots, Mechatronics, group project, project management

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the beginning of the course, tutorial assignments are given to refresh the memory and skills on mechatronic systems. Then there are 18 workshop sessions to construct autonomous robotic machines along with interview sessions and 2 contests to show the performance of the machines. At the end of the course, 2 poster sessions are scheduled to present what each group has done in this group project.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Tutorial sessions (3 lectures) Workshops (18 lectures) Poster sessions (2 lectures) Interim and final contest (2 lectures) Tutorial sessions: refresh the memory and skills on mechatronic systems Workshops: Construct autonomous robots Poster sessions: Present what each group has done in the project Contests: Show performance of the autonomous robots


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Grading is based on the poster presentation, final reports, and class attendance.
Note that the results at the contest are not the main factor for the grading.

Related courses

  • SCE.P301 : Creative System Project
  • SCE.S201 : Essentials for Design of Mechatronic Systems

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must have completed Design of Mechatronic Systems (SCE.S201) or have equivalent knowledge.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Hayakawa: hayakawa[at]mei.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Hayakawa: Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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