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Robotics and autonomous systems, 7.5 hp


This course is an advanced course in computer science running over two period and focusing on the broad, inter-disciplinary field of robotics. A mixture between theory and practice is provided. You build and program an autonomous robot to put the knowledge acquired in this course and others to use. In how many other courses have you really had to solve a real problem from scratch, including hardware, software, control, sensing, etc? In how many courses did you put what you learned to use? This is the course where you get to do this!

In the first period, we go through the theory and in the second the lab opens up so that the practical part of the course can start. You will spend roughly 20-25% of the time in period 1 and 75-80% in period 2.

Student need to be ready to invest a significant amount of time. The course is worth 7.5hp which should correspond to 6 weeks of full time studies (i.e. 200h) and most students report that they spend, maybe not this much, but a considerable amount of time (typically in the order of 100-150h on the project). To take the course you need to be willing to invest this time. It is worth it big time (this is what almost all of the students say after the course ) but it takes time. It is not recommended to read more than one additional course in parallel with the project work (that is stick to the normal nominal pace during the second period).

If you want more detailed information about the hardware we use take a look at
The KTH robotics course webpage

Current course: robot10.

Previous years.

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Uppdaterad 2011-01-05