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Modeling in Robotics, 7.5 Credits

Swedish name: Modellering inom robotik

This syllabus is valid: 2018-01-08 and until further notice

Course code: 5EL254

Credit points: 7.5

Education level: Second cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Electronics: Second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Grading scale: TH teknisk betygsskala

Established by: Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 2017-11-16


Kinematic and dynamic models, necessary to describe motion of mechanical systems, are covered in depth. Engineering mathematics is applied in depth, and is interspersed with theory, laboratory work, seminar, as well as a small project.
Methods and models are illustrated in simulations and experiments.
The course requires good knowledge of mathematics, especially linear algebra and partial differential equations.

The course is divided into four parts:
1. Theory, 3.5 ECTS.
This part aims to broaden the knowledge and significantly enhance know-how in robotics and mathematical modeling of mechanical systems.
2. Labs, 2.0 ECTS.
This part includes 3-5 exercises which aim to implement, apply, reflect upon, and interpret results and data. It is based on knowledge and methods presented in theory part of the course.
3. Seminar, 0.5 ECTS.
This part consists of a number of seminars, and to orally and in writing present solutions to selected problems related to modeling in robotics.
4. Project, 1.5 ECTS.
This part consists of planning, implementing, study, and to evaluate a project carried out on a mechanical system equipped with sensors. The student is also trained in the ability to critically evaluate their own and others' work, for example through assessment matrices. The student will also critically evaluate robotics and automation solutions from a social and ethical perspective.

Required Knowledge

For admission at least two years full-time university studies are required, including 30 ECTS in Mathematics containing Linear Algebra and Differential equations, 7.5 ECTS in Programming, and Linear Control Systems, 7.5 ECTS, or equivalent.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


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