Mr Joshua Brown
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRoom Number: Peter Landin, CS 419
Aspects of Robotics (Robotics I) (Undergraduate)
The module introduces the basics of Robotics Engineering and its application in various domains and fields. It will explore the evolution of robotics from conventional engineering perspective and also investigate the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in producing future robots. The module will include both theoretical and practical aspects with emphasis on experimental exploration of the mechanical and cognitive concepts related to Robotics. A brief introduction to ethical and regulatory issues will be covered within the module to highlight the importance of societal impacts now and in the future.
Interaction Design (Undergraduate)
Traditionally, interactive systems design has focused on enhancing people's efficiency or productivity. For example, to increase the speed with which tasks can be completed or to minimise the number of errors people make. Economic and social changes have led to a situation in which the primary use of many technologies is for fun; ie. in which there is no quantifiable output and no clear goal other than enjoyment. Computer games, mobile music players and online communities are all examples where the quality of the experience is the primary aim of the interaction. This module explores the challenges these new technologies, and the industries they have created, present for the design and evaluation of interactive systems. It moves away from a human computer interaction model, which is too constrained for real world problems and provides you with an opportunity to engage with theories relating to cultural dynamics, social activity, and live performance. It explores the nature of engagement with interactive systems and between people when mediated by interactive systems.
Skills for Robotics Engineering (Undergraduate)
This module is designed to support first year students on the MEng Robotics Engineering programme through the transition from school to university. It will provide students with the opportunity to work with others to develop and share basic practical skills that underpin many first year modules and beyond, foster a sense of enquiry and intellectual curiosity, develop basic graduate attributes that underpin effective student learning, and prepare and encourage students to obtain some work / voluntary experience at an early stage in order to enhance their employability.