Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

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. Course coordinator: Professor Gunnar Bolmsjö,, Maskinkonstruktion. Prerequisites: FMA410 Calculus in One Variable, FMA420 Linear Algebra, FMA430 Calculus in Several Variables and, EDA011 Programming, First Course or EDA501 Programming, First Course, MMT150 Robot Technology or MMT200 Construction of Mobile Robots.. Assessment: Results from assigned project task(s) will be presented individual or in group depending on the selected area and number of students on the course. Examination is based on the work process, methodology, written report, overall performance and final results of the project task. The result from each part is graded and the final grade is calculated as a weighted mean of these. Complementary work to fulfil the goals of the course should be communicated with the teacher. Home page:

The aim of the course is to provide insights and specialisation in specific areas in robotics. This specialisation is in general both theoretical and experimental in nature and the aim is to highlight the applicability of both theory and experimentals to solve real problems in robotics.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course is given as a project assignment related to a specific task in robotics. The task can be performed individual or in groups of several students. The task should include information search and collection of information relating to the task, theoretical and/or experimental studies, validation of results and presentation of these and demonstration, if applicable.

Decided together with the supervisor depending on the subject of the project. Example of literature related to mobile robots and arm robots respectively are:
Siegwart R., Nourbakhsh: Autonomous Mobile Robots. MIT Press, 2004, ISBN 0-262-19502-X
Spong M.W., Hutchingson S., Vidyasagar M.: Robot Modeling and Control. John Wiley & Sons, 2006, ISBN 978-0-471-64990-8