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Formulas And Vehicles - Introduction to Mobile Underwater Robotics

Mechanical Engineering, Mechartronics
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In this class we explore the field of mobile robotics on the example of underwater robots and their application on environmental monitoring e.g. pollution monitoring in harbors.
During the class we will get in touch the whole robotics pipeline starting from sensing over perception to planning and control and actuation.
An important focus will lie on gaining hands-on robotics experience during the assignments and the group project using a real underwater robots in experiments and simulations. Therefore, we offer access to our experimental facilities via a remote-labs and in person.
This shall motivate the students to learn about state-of-the-art robotic tools such as ROS/Gazebo and their usage for simulation and experiments.
Our class is based on the challenged based learning concept meaning that students explore the application and challenges in mobile robotics on their own in groups as part of guided assignments and a final project.
While the first half of the term will consist of keynote lectures and assignments the second half of the term is dedicated to final group projects.
In these projects the student groups identify interesting robotics problem of their own choice (e.g. pollution monitoring in harbors) and investigate the related theory and challenges. Finally, the groups will develop and propose solution concepts based on the topics covered.


Knowledge: Students will be able to ....
// describe the system of an autonomous robot
// describe the capabilities and challenges in mobile robotics
// achieve hands-on practical experience with underwater robots outside simulation Skills: Students will be able to ...
// identify relevant challenges in robotic systems and their applications
// setup a realistic project timeline
// design mobile underwater robotic systems
// critically reflect on the outcomes of their work Social Competency: Students are able to
// fruitful and professional discussions;
// work in teams on on projects and assignments;
// present and defend their findings; Autonomy: The students will be able to
// autonomously identify relevant tasks within their project and share the workload among team members.

Module level: Advanced

Degree level: Master

Language: English

Study mode: Online

SDG11 Theme:Energy and Sustainability, Resilient Communities


Semester: All

Starting date: 15.10.2021

Finishing date: 1.3.2022

Enrollment period: September, 2021

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Hamburg University of Technology

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