MECH 7005 Advanced Robotics

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300599

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Description This unit is designed to introduce the engineering concepts involved in Robotics. The kinematics, dynamics, control and sensing aspects in robotics will be introduced. In addition, the concepts of artificial intelligence and their applications in robotics will also be discussed and assessed.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Incompatible Subjects LGYA 5817 - Advanced Robotics LGYA 5833 - Mobile Robotic Systems

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program

Assumed Knowledge

Some Knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse and develop mathematical models of an industrial robot.
  2. Design advanced controllers for robot systems.
  3. Analyse and apply sensors in robots.
  4. Design and implement artificial intelligence in robot applications.

Subject Content

1. Robot kinematics
2. Robot dynamics
3. Robot trajectory planning
4. Robot controller design
5. Sensing in robotics
6. Artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic and their applications in robotics


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Lab (2x2hrs) No more than 3 pages for each lab. 20 N Individual
Individual Assignment (x1) no more than 10 pages 20 N Individual
Individual Project No more than 15 pages 30 N Individual
Group project (maximum 3 students in each group) No more than 15 pages 30 N Group

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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