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Unit information: Robotics Research Technology and Methods in 2021/22

Unit name Robotics Research Technology and Methods
Unit code EMATM0058
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Lepora
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Engineering Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


Introduce all students to social, industrial and research context of robotics and autonomous systems, preparing students to perform independent research in these areas.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate social, legal, and ethical impact of the use of robotics and autonomous systems across a range of potential applications.
  2. Critically evaluate the economic and industrial impact of the use of robotics and autonomous systems across a range of potential applications.
  3. State a selection of technologies and research areas within the field of robotics and autonomous systems and describe their potential impact.
  4. Critically evaluate developments in robotics and autonomous systems
  5. Identify , access and interpret state-of-the-art research literature
  6. Communicate research findings, orally and in written form, to both specialist and general audiences.

Teaching details

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, including lectures, practical activities supported by drop-in sessions, problem sheets and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Details

2 x Summative Assessments, 100% - Coursework. These will assess all ILOs.


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