Foundations of Robotics (11370.1)
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|Faculty Of Science And Technology
|Academic Program Area - Technology
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit may be cotaught with 11370 Foundations of Robotics G.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the industry;
2. Apply principles and techniques in varied application domains related to IT and Engineering;
3. Formulate solutions to solve problems related to robotics and automation;
4. Evaluate the current practice and predict future trends; and
5. Demonstrate conversance in key soft skills, such as communication, analysis and inquiry, problem solving, independent and group working, professionalism and social responsibility.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
PrerequisitesMust have passed 24 credit points including unit 4478 Introduction to Information Technology or equivalent.
Incompatible units11528 Foundations of Robotics G.
Assumed knowledgeIntroductory programming skills.
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Robotics, Vision and Control : Fundamental Algorithms In MATLAB® Second, Completely Revised, Extended And Updated Edition / by Peter Corke. 2017 / 9783319544120
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assignments are meant to be individual work (unless specified), although talking a problem over with another student or tutor is considered one reasonable way of learning. However, the actually submitted assignment must be the student's own work. Students are expected to familiarise themselves with the University's Student Charter
Extensions: Extensions must be applied for before the due date.
Responsibility for understanding
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit convenor or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Special assessment requirements
To be awarded a particular grade in this unit, students must meet the overall requirements, assignment requirements, project requirements, and quiz requirements set out in the table below. All grades are conditional upon the following minimum requirements:
- Minimum 50% of combined marks from the Lab Work and
- Minimum 50% for the Final Project, and
- Minimum 50% of combined online quizzes (Mid Semester Quiz and Week 13 Quiz), and
- There are no outstanding submissions at the end of week 14
All assessment items will receive a numerical mark. The final grade will be determined as a weighted average of the individual assessment items.
Minimum 50% of combined weighted marks of all assessment items
Minimum 65% of combined weighted marks of all assessment items
Minimum 75% of combined weighted marks of all assessment items
Minimum 85% of combined weighted marks of all assessment items
The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
There will be no supplementary or deferred tests.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Expected Average Student Workload: * denotes an assessable item
Preparation (lectures, tutorials, computer labs, reading)
* Lab Work
* Advanced Project
* Online Quizzes (including preparation)
= 150 hours
Your participation in both class (lecture, laboratory classes) and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Fundamental programming concepts, usage of Windows or Mac computers (basic Linux knowledge is recommended)
Text book, (Optional) electronic components
Work placement, internships or practicums
Lab Safety: Students will be required to undergo a formal lab induction prior to starting any lab work.
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit convenor is informed. The minimum participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).
It is important that students refer to the unit website (through UCLearn – UC's online learning environment) on a regular basis for any variations in the schedule and deadlines for the assessment tasks, which will be announced on the Unit Website. It is also the student's responsibility to ensure that they regularly check their UC email account, as electronic messages (whether via the unit's UCLearn site or directly) will be sent to this account.
The online discussion forum on the unit's UCLearn site is a very useful place for posting questions and students are strongly encouraged to make use of it.