Robotics

Robotics

Coordinator: dr inż. Adam Szmigielski

Subjects covered

As part of the specialization, a wide range of topics related to mobile robotics is discussed. Various robot architectures are presented, with a detailed discussion of sensory systems, methods of moving robots and executive elements. Mobility of robots is related to many issues in the field of location and navigation, such as the construction of terrain maps (both topological and geometric). The issues of control and cooperation of robots in complex situations, including methods of artificial intelligence, machine learning or knowledge engineering will also be presented. Because experiments with real robots are quite expensive and time-consuming, computer simulation skills are very helpfu.

Possibilities of using the knowledge in future work

After completing the specialization, the student should independently realize simple robotic constructions using Arduino or Raspberry Pi. The acquired knowledge will enable the use of robots for specific tasks - eg drones for monitoring or tracking objects. It will also be helpful in companies dealing with electromobility, monitoring and traffic security. There is also the possibility of working as a programmer, especially in areas where knowledge of equipment is required, e.g. a programmer of machines, robots etc.

Sample titles of thesis projects done so far

The subject of potential works is quite wide. It includes both the possibility of building a robot or implementing a specific robot control. This usually involves solving tasks related to location, navigation, detection and tracking of objects, optimization or decision making. Diploma theses using only computer simulations are also possible.

Our students have made many designs, including:

  • PALADYN humanoid robot,
  • Quadruped robot,
  • hexapod robot.

Robotics Laboratory

The laboratory is equipped with:

  • 8 Roomba mobile platforms
  • 6 HCR DFRobot mobile platforms
  • NAO humanoid robot,
  • 2 Pioneer 2DX mobile robots,
  • 5 Lego NXT 2.0 robots,
  • 16 educational robots,
  • Electronic equipment (oscilloscopes, generators, analyzers, power supplies, etc.) necessary for the implementation of own robotic constructions,
  • 3D printer.