2020 Creative System Project

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Systems and Control Engineering
Sato Susumu  Ishizaki Takayuki  Hayakawa Tomohisa  Kurabayashi Daisuke  Kuramoto Akisue 
Class Format
Exercise /Experiment     
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Mon5-8(石川台3-201A)  Thr1-2(I121)  
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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 (about) 15 workshop sessions to construct autonomous robotic machines along with interview sessions and 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 Workshops Exhibitions Poster sessions Tutorial sessions: resume the skills and knowledge on mechatronic systems Workshops: Building robotic systems including electronic circuits and softwares Exhibitions: Showing performance of the robots Poster sessions: Presenting the results and key features of the project

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend a certain length of time outside of class on preparation and review (including for assignments), as specified by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Undergraduate Learning (東京工業大学学修規程) and the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Graduate Learning (東京工業大学大学院学修規程), for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts will be provided on the courses.

Assessment criteria and methods

Grading is based on the products, 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.S201 : Essentials for Design of Mechatronic Systems
  • SCE.P301 : Creative System Project

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

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


You will find the gap between idealistic models and machines in reality. We expect your challenges overcoming the gap to build systems that work in real environment.

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