Foundation of Robotics (12056.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Science And Technology
|Academic Program Area - Technology
|Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit may be cotaught with 11528 Foundations of Robotics G.
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply basic mathematical skills to a variety of foundational robotics concepts;
2. Explain core ideas relevant to modern robotics practices in the domains of robot manipulation, navigation, and control;
3. Demonstrate broad technical knowledge of the key tools and programming techniques used in robotics, including the Robot Operating System (ROS), in the application of simple robotic systems; and
4. Demonstrate effective communication skills in varied situations, including peer conversations, presentations, and documentation of robotics systems and solutions.
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
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 - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
Incompatible units11528 Foundations of Robotics G
Equivalent units11370 Foundations of Robotics
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr Damith Herath
|03 February 2025
|Dr Damith Herath
Foundations of Robotics: A Multidisciplinary Approach with Python and ROS, by Damith Herath and David St-Onge (Eds). 2022 / 978-9811919824
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assignments are meant to be individual work, 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, assignment, and project requirements 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
- 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 convenor reserves the right to question students on any of their submitted work for moderation and academic integrity purposes, which may result in an adjustment to the marks awarded for a specific task.
There will be no supplementary or deferred assessments.
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
* 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)
Textbook (available as open access for free), (Optional) PC/Laptop with Linux for self/further study.
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.