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CS3027: ROBOTICS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

This course surveys many of the core problems of robotics, and their solutions. By the end of the course, a student should be able to program robots that move in predictable ways, overcoming environmental uncertainties; that can interpret their surroundings; and that can plan their motion in order to achieve goals. Topics covered include robot motion; image processing and computer vision; localisation methods and computer based search and planning. Apart from using programming skills to implement robot algorithms, the students will learn how to mathematically model robots in order to understand why robot algorithms are designed as they are.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Nir Oren

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either CS2007 Algorithmic Problem Solving (Passed) or CS2521 Algorithmic Problem Solving (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course introduces the student to important problems, and their solutions, in the field of robotics. Topics include

- Robot motion
- Sensing
- Computer vision and image processing
- Localisation
- Search and planning

Further Information & Notes

(i) Assistive technologies may be required for any student who is unable to use a standard keyboard/mouse/computer monitor. Any students wishing to discuss this further should contact the School Disability Co-ordinator.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Computing Science and Physics

Contact Teaching Time

72 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%).
Resit: One 2-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

During lectures, the Personal Response System and/or other ways of student interaction will be used for formative assessment. Additionally, practical sessions will provide students with practice opportunities and formative assessment.


Formative feedback for in-course assessments will be provided in written form. Additionally, formative feedback on performance will be provided informally during practical sessions.

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