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					Robotics: Integrated Systems Design

Where are the Robots?
• Industrial Robots

Where are the Robots?
• Service Robots

Where are the Robots?
• Exploration

Where are the Robots?
• Medicine

Where are the Robots?
• Consumer Robots

What makes complex systems complex?

Interactions Between Sub-systems
• Complex systems consist of multiple sub-systems, each one has the potential of interacting with every other one.

Complexity comes from Multidisciplinary Systems
• Complex systems can be an integration of mechanical, electrical, chemical, and computational sub-systems. • Like vacuum cleaners, washers, cars, hard drives, space shuttles, …, and ROBOTS.

Robots are Multidisciplinary

ROBOTICS

And The Categories Are…..
Control Mechanisms

Signal Processing

Sensors

Robots

Navigation

Planning

Integration

Communication

Robots for $1000
The answer is …. Robots are built by these. And the question is… What is a cross-functional team?

A Multidisciplinary Robotics Course
• Co-taught course:
– – – – Dr. Engel, Electrical & Computer Engineering Dr. Hu, Mechanical Engineering Dr. Karacal, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Dr. Weinberg, Computer Science

Course Website:www.cs.siue.edu/robotics/integratedsystems

Robots for $2000
The answer is…. This is what a robot is. The question is …. What can sense its environment, make a decision, and re-act?

Course Objectives
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2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

To study the mechanical mechanisms necessary for robot movement and actions. To study the electrical mechanisms of sensor sampling and signal processing. To study the computational mechanisms necessary for sensory perception. To study the computational mechanisms of autonomous robotics. To learn about integrated system design. To provide a hands-on experience to practical robotics. To learn to work in a cross-functional team.

Readings
• Textbook:
– Robotic Exploration by Fred Martin – Additional reading will be assigned.

• IMPORTANT: Reading is Fundamental
– Teaching a multi-disciplinary course is challenging – Reading assigned material prior to lectures will be crucial to understanding the material presented.

Designing, Building & Programming
• Each class member will participate on a cross functional team consisting of 3 or 4 students from different disciplines. • Teams will work on a variety of lab assignments that include designing & building mechanisms, circuits, and robots • Robot will be built using the Handy Board Microcontroller (www.handyboard.com).

Final Project
• Cross-functional Teams will design and build a robot to complete in a Urban Search and Rescue Challenge

Grading
Assignments Quizzes Final Exam Final Project 25% 25% 20% 30%

Beta Warning: Product Testing
The development of this course is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Government Oversight: Dr. White

Next
• Thursday
– Teamwork – Form Teams – Check-out robot kits

• But first a pre-course survey
– Help us evaluate background knowledge – Help us match-up team members – Does NOT count toward your grade


				
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