SRJC Course Outlines

7/22/2024 10:42:21 PMCS 115.11A Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 115.11ATitle:  ROBOT DESIGN & PROGR 1  
Full Title:  Robotic Design and Programming 1
Last Reviewed:11/18/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 115.1A

Catalog Description:
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This course introduces students to the design and programming of a variety of robotic systems. Student will design and build a number of mobile robots and will develop a variety of software programs to control them.  Topics will include: robot design, software/control systems, structured program techniques, mechanical design, microcontrollers, motors and locomotion, sensors, navigation, and computer vision.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 and Course Eligibility for MATH 150A OR Course Eligibility for EMLS 100 ( or ESL 100) and Course Eligibility for MATH 150A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course introduces students to the design and programming of a variety of robotic systems. Student will design and build a number of mobile robots and will develop a variety of software programs to control them. Topics will include: robot design, software/control systems, structured program techniques, mechanical design, microcontrollers, motors and locomotion, sensors, navigation, and computer vision.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 and Course Eligibility for MATH 150A OR Course Eligibility for EMLS 100 ( or ESL 100) and Course Eligibility for MATH 150A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Describe the relationship between the various sub-systems of a functioning robot
2.  Demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of mechanical design
3.  Design and build a variety of mobile robots
4.  Evaluate the pros and cons of various drive and locomotion systems
5.  Compare and contrast the different types of robotic control systems
6.  Apply software algorithms, sensors, and computer vision to create robotic behaviors
7.  Develop a controller to enable a robot to perform an autonomous mission
8.  Select chassis, locomotion system, sensors, actuators, and power supply appropriate to the mission

Topics and Scope
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1.     Introduction
       a.      History of robotics
       b.      Robot defined
       c.      Types of robots
2.      Building the first robot
       a.      Building with Lego Technic
       b.      Using the microcontroller
       c.      A first program
       d.      Randomness, emergence and meta-sensing
3.      Programming in Interactive C
       a.      C syntax
       b.      Data types
       c.      Constants and variables; variable scope
       d.      Operators, expressions, and statements
       e.      Loops and control structures
       f.       Functions
       g.      Arrays
       h.      LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen printing
       i.       Libraries
       j.       Debugging
4.      Mechanical design
       a.      Chassis design
       b.      Lego geometry and bracing
       c.      Sensor placement and orientation
5.      Motors and locomotion
       a.      Motor types & characteristics
       b.      Gears and gear ratios
       c.      H-bridges and speed control
       d.      Drive and locomotion systems
6.      Sensors
       a.      Collision sensors
       b.      Avoidance sensors
       c.      Homing sensors
       d.      Navigation sensors
       e.      Inertial sensors
       f.       Proprioceptive sensors
       g.      Sensor data processing
7.      Actuators
       a.      Grippers
       b.      Pan/tilt and scanner systems
       c.      Pneumatic actuators
       d.      Muscle wire
8.      Power supplies
       a.      Battery types and characteristics
       b.      Battery capacity
       c.      Charging characteristics
9.      Localization and navigation
       a.      Dead reckoning
       b.      Odometry
       c.      Way points
       d.      Beacons
10.     Control systems
       a.      Open and closed loop
       b.      Feedback control
       c.      On-off versus proportional control
       d.      Sequential control
       e.      Reactive control
11.     Computer vision
       a.      Blob, color, and shape detection
       b.      Object and line following
       c.      Motion detection
       d.      Angle sensing

Assignments:
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1.  Design and build a number of mobile robots
2.  Write, run and debug software control programs
3.  Read approximately 25 pages from the textbook per week
4.  Maintain an engineering journal
5.  Take 3-5 objective exams

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Maintain an engineering journal
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 50%
Design, build and program mobile robots
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Programming exercises
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"Robotic Explorations: A Hands-On Introduction to Engineering"
by Fred G. Martin - Prentice Hall; 2003 or current version.

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