Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. MMKN30 overlaps following cours/es: MMT200. Optional for: M4me, MD4. Course coordinator: Gunnar Bolmsjö,, Machine Design. 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 his/her respective results from defined project tasks as report, models and experimental work in relation to each project task. The projects are performed in general in groups with two students in each group. 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. 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 orally and written. Examples of topics for literature study should be related to mobile robotics with focus on specific issues like sensors, mechanics, control, artificial intelligence, etc.

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 NXT is used as a hardware platform which is programmed in Java (LeJOS). A final project work concludes the course and brings together the knowledge gained in 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 and other material compiled by Gunnar Bolmsjö, and which is available on our Luvit internet resource during the course.