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Unit information: Robotics Research Preparation in 2021/22

Unit name Robotics Research Preparation
Unit code AENGM0029
Credit points 15
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Richards
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


Prepare students to perform independent research in robotics and autonomous systems

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: 1. Critically evaluate developments in robotics and autonomous systems. 2. Identify, access and interpret state-of-the-art research literature. Communicate research findings, orally and in written form, to both specialist and general audiences.

Teaching details

Research methods lectures; reading group seminars;

•Research methods including communications: 1hr/wk in TB1

•Reading group: 1hr/wk in TBs 1 and 2

And 48 hrs of reading for reading group, plus 66 hrs of private study and preparation of research proposal

Assessment Details

•20% - participation in reading group wiki (summative)

•30% - presentations to reading group (formative and summative)

•50% - research proposal (summative)


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