Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: M4, M4me. Course coordinator: Gunnar Bolmsjö,, Maskinkonstruktion. Prerequisites: FMA410 Calculus in One Variable, FMA421 Linear Algebra with Scientific Computation, FMA430 Calculus in Several Variables and EDA501 Programming, First Course. Assessment: Each student presents their respective results from defined project tasks as report, models and experimental work in relation to each project task. The projects are performed individual or in groups with two students in each. The results from the projects are graded and the final grade is calculated as a weighted mean value of these. Complementary work can be communicated with the teacher to reach a pass or higher grade. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give knowledge in mobile robotics and illustrate this with experimental work which shows the different parts and applications in mobile robotics.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course consists of a theoretical and project part. A number of lectures will explain the foundation of the subject. The theoretical part ends up in a literature study where one of a number of relevant topics is studied in groups. The result should be presented both oral and written. Examples of topics for literature study could be a specific sensor type, computer systems in distributed industrial automation, motor control.

In the beginning of the course a common practical project task will be presented. This task should be solved with a given set of components such as structure element, sensors, actuators, and computer controller. The package LEGO Robotics Invention System is used throughout the course and is programmed in Java. The task should be solved in groups of two or three. The task is of such disposition that a competition between groups could be arranged at the end of the course. The course will give the student an opportunity to test their knowledge and skill in subjects such as electronics, mechanical systems and programming.

Compendia compiled by Gunnar Bolmsjö which is available on our Luvit internet resouce during the course.