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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)R Russell


Intelligent Robotics concerns the melding of artificial perception, strategic reasoning and robotic action in potentially unstructured and time-varying environments to fulfill useful physical tasks, whether in industry or for security, healthcare, search and rescue or civil defense etc.This unit covers topics underpinning the above requirements, including sensors, sensor fusion, machine perception, environmental mapping/monitoring, path planning, localisation, mechanisms, artificial intelligence methodologies and application domains.


Students will gain an understanding of the physical structure, sensing/actuation and programming required to develop an intelligent robot. They will be able to specify the robotic mechanism, its sensors and actuators and then be capable of programming and integrating these components into a functioning robot system. By considering case studies they will be able to critically appraise robot systems developed by others.


Laboratory and assignment work: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%. Student must achieve a mark of 45% in each component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve an overall pass grade.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Arthur Lowery

Contact hours

2 hours lectures, 4 hours laboratory/practice classes and 6 hours private study per week


ECE2071 or TRC2400


ECE4711, ECE5078, ECE5711