Gedrag & Technologie

Providing state of the art knowledge and skills in the field of robotics

During this minor the following topics will be addressed: Modelling and control of various types of robots, design and implementation of advanced controllers, and design and development of vision systems (both hardware and software).

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It is possible to register using the following options:

Saxion-student non-Saxion student

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    February, September

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  • Minor Type

    B: Available for some HBO courses

  • Audience

    Saxion student, Non-Saxion student

Course content

This minor is aimed at students who want to acquire knowledge and skills on one of the most promising technology pillars, ‘Robotics and Vision’. The foundation on linear algebra, robotic arms, mobile platforms, sensors, actuators, controllers, and camera systems will be provided which enables the student to work on and contribute to a large, on-going, and exciting, project. The research group Mechatronics (Lectoraat Mechatronica) facilitates in providing the student an environment with excellent researchers, test facilities, and working conditions.

The minor is organized as a continuous block of two quartiles. All modules are spread over both quartiles.

Every student participates in the compulsory modules ‘Robotics’, ‘Intelligent control’, and ‘Vision’. Parallel to these courses the ‘Project robotics’ will be carried out. Students will be lectured in the following subjects:

  • robot modelling (industrial robots, ground and aerial robots);
  • path planning and motion control of robots;
  • analysis of low order linear and linearized systems;
  • design and implementation of advanced controllers that provide high performance, robustness and high degree of adaptability to systems;
  • design and development of general purpose and application specific vision systems;
  • development of vison-based robot applications;
  • use of the robot operating system (ROS) to realize robotic software; and
  • design and development of a proof-of-principle 3D prototype for part(s) of a specific robot.

The various modules in this minor will be assessed by a combination of individual and group assignments, practical exercises, individual written/online examinations, and project assignments. The focus will be on applying your new-found knowledge in practical real-life situations.

Saxion students of the following full-time programs may enroll in the minor Robotics and Vision: Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied physics. Students from Computer Science may be allowed after consultation with the minor coordinator.

For admission to this minor, potential participants must have successfully passed the propaedeutic exam of one of these bachelor programs, and must fulfil all the prerequisite of all the modules and project of this minor.