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Postgraduate Course: Robotics and Autonomous Systems Research Thesis (INFR11118)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Informatics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits100 ECTS Credits50
SummaryUnder 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.
Course description Project Dependent
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements For students on the MSc by Research in Robotics and Autonomous Systems only.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 1000 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 25, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 20, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 950 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Structure, summarise and critically evaluate a body of knowledge relating to a substantial project topic in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  2. Gain basic skills in a robotics area of choice, and conduct a programme of work in further investigation of the project topic
  3. Discuss and solve conceptual problems which arise during the investigation
  4. Critically evaluate the investigation, including design choices made
  5. Present their work, with demonstration of working artefacts where appropriate
Reading List
Project Dependent
Additional Information
Course URL http://course.inf.ed.ac.uk/rasrt/
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsrobotics,autonomous systems,control,humanoid,human-robot interaction
Contacts
Course organiser Course secretaryMs Katey Lee
Tel: (0131 6)50 2701
Email: Katey.Lee@ed.ac.uk
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