Institutes & Research

Laboratory Based Robotics

Syllabus for Robotics-2



Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


EEEN 4355: Robotics II

2006-2008 Catalog Description:

Sensing II, Communications, Localization, Planning and Navigation, Practical Mobile Robot Tasks

Term: Spring 2011

Credit Hours: 3 (3 hours lab)

(Class Period: TBD


Dr. Reza Nekovei, Dr. Muhittin Yilmaz and Dr. Nuri Yilmazer


Text Book:

  • R. Siegwart, I. Nourbakhsh, Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots, MIT Press, 2006.
  • L. Sciavicco, B. Siciliano, Modeling and Control of Robot Manipulators, Springer, 2002.


  • Rappaport, Thedore, Wireless Communications, Prentice Hall, NJ, 2002.
  • Angeles, J., Fundamentals of Robotic Mechanical Systems, Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 1997.
  • Craig, J.J., Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control, 2nd Edition, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1989.
  • Fu, Gonzales, and Lee, Robotics: Control, Sensing, Vision, and Intelligence, McGraw-Hill, 1987.
  • Lewis, F. L., Abdallah, C. T., and Dawson, D. M., Control of Robot Manipulators, Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, NY, 1993.
  • MATLAB/Simulink Software, The MathWorks, Inc.

 Grading Policy, Exams, Homework, etc.:

  • Weekly assignments for the project                                                        500 pts.
  • Midterm progress report on the project                                                   200 pts.
  • Semester-end progress report on the project                                          200 pts.
  • Satisfactory peer mentoring activities at college and high school levels   100 pts.

 Course Contents:

  • Satellite-Based Positioning,
  • Data Fusion, Biological Sensing, Visual Sensors,
  • Image Features, Multiple Cameras, Active Vision,
  • Signals and Systems, Kalman Filtering,
  • Robotics Software and Interface Networks,
  • Simple Landmark Measurement, Nongeometric Methods,
  • Correlation-Based Localization, Global Localization,
  • Geometric Maps, Topological Maps, Representing Space,
  • Representing the Robot, Path Planning,
  • Obstacle Avoidance, Navigation Architectures,
  • Robotic Assembly and Manufacturing, Intelligent Vehicles,
  • Space Robotics, Bomb and Mine Disposal, Underwater Robotics.

 Mission Statement:

The mission of the faculty of the Robotics II class is to give students the basic principles, design, analysis, and synthesis of robotic systems.

Course Objectives:

The objectives of the Robotics II class are to help students learn:

  • Coordinate frames, rotations, transformations, link coordinates, direct kinematics and inverse kinematics,
  • Signals and Systems, Filtering,
  • Source localization,
  • Wireless communication,
  • State equations of a robot, classical and intelligent control algorithms,
  • Range sensing, Proximity sensing, touch sensors, force and torque sensing,
  • Satisfactory peer mentoring activities at college and high school levels.

 Course Outcomes:

(According to ABET descriptions)

(a) apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(c) design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs

(g) communicate effectively

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