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Autonomous Robotic Systems

Code: EEC0102     Acronym: SRAU

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Automation, Control & Manufacturing Syst.

Instance: 2020/2021 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Course/CS Responsible: Master in Electrical and Computers Engineering

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MIEEC 64 Syllabus 5 - 6 56 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
António Paulo Gomes Mendes Moreira

Teaching - Hours

Lectures: 2,00
Laboratory Practice: 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Lectures Totals 1 2,00
António Paulo Gomes Mendes Moreira 2,00
Laboratory Practice Totals 3 6,00
António Paulo Gomes Mendes Moreira 6,00
Mais informaçõesLast updated on 2020-09-19.

Fields changed: Calculation formula of final grade

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


* Design and development of Mobile Robots and its application in industry, services, laboratories and so on.

Learning outcomes and competences

Analysis and design of autonomous robotic systems.

Working method



1 - Introduction to mobile robotic systems: simulators and ROS - Robotic Operating Systems

2 - Types of locomotion and traction

3 - Kinematics, dynamics and robot control

4 - Perception and sensors

5 - Localization estimation of mobile robots

6 - Trajectories Planning

7 - Tasks allocation and scheduling

8 - Introduction to SLAM - Simultaneous Localization and Mapping

Mandatory literature

Roland Siedwart e I. Nourbakhsh; Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots , A Bradford Book - The MIT Press , 2004
Sebastian Thrun, Wolfram Burgard, Dieter Fox; Probabilistic robotics. ISBN: 0-262-20162-3

Teaching methods and learning activities

* The teaching of the discipline is developed in theoretical and laboratory lessons
* Lectures: formal matter exhibition , wherever possible accompanied by examples.
* Laboratory: exploration of some existing software and implementation of practical work with real situations.
* It is proposed a practical work for continuous evaluation and development which must have a final report.


Technological sciences > Engineering > Control engineering > Robótica Robotics

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 75,00
Participação presencial 10,00
Teste 15,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 78,00
Frequência das aulas 52,00
Trabalho laboratorial 32,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

Attend to classes, to be admitted to exams.

Calculation formula of final grade

Final exam with continuous evaluation.
Formula: 0,75*EXAM+0,15*MT+0,1*DA
EXAM - final exam
MT - Mini-test
DA - Attendance and performance during the practical classes in person, previous preparation of classes and demonstration of work performed outside the classes in person.

Examinations or Special Assignments

Final Exam will assess the following CDIO Syllabus: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5.
The group/laboratory assignment will assess following CDIO Syllabus: 2.4, 2.5 and 3.1

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