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.
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
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|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|
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.
Students must have completed Design of Mechatronic Systems (SCE.S201) or have equivalent knowledge.
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