Postgraduate Course: Robotics and Autonomous Systems Research Thesis (INFR11118)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Under the guidance of the supervisor, the student conducts a program of independent research in an area of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and writes an extended dissertation on the topic. The dissertation must demonstrate a critical survey of knowledge in the field, a capability for pursuing research and a satisfactory plan for a more advanced research project, presented in a critical and scholarly way.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| For students on the MSc by Research in Robotics and Autonomous Systems only.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 25,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 20,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Course will be assessed based on a research report which can be a standard paper publication format, i.e. conference paper, an internal industrial report or patent application. Students may be required by their project markers to demonstrate any system that arose from the project.
|No Exam Information
| The programme provides opportunities for learners to achieve the following outcomes:
1.Gain basic skills in a robotics area of choice.
2.Structure and summarise a body of knowledge relating to a substantial project topic in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
3.Critically evaluate previous work in the area.
4.Conduct a programme of work in further investigation of issues related to the topic.
5.Discuss and solve conceptual problems which arise during the investigation.
6.Justify design decisions made during the investigation.
7.Critically evaluate the investigation.
8.Present their work, with demonstration of working artefacts where appropriate.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||robotics, autonomous systems, control, humanoid, human-robot interaction
|Course organiser||Dr Michael Herrmann
Tel: (0131 6)51 7177
|Course secretary||Ms Katey Lee
Tel: (0131 6)50 2701
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