227-0085-45L  Projekte & Seminare: Robotic Maze Solving with a TI-RSLK Robot (RMaze)

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2021
DozierendeM. Magno
Periodizitätjedes Semester wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch
KommentarNur für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnologie BSc.

Die Lerneinheit kann nur einmal belegt werden. Eine wiederholte Belegung in einem späteren Semester ist nicht anrechenbar.


KurzbeschreibungDer Bereich Praktika, Projekte, Seminare umfasst Lehrveranstaltungen in unterschiedlichen Formaten zum Erwerb von praktischen Kenntnissen und Fertigkeiten. Ausserdem soll selbstständiges Experimentieren und Gestalten gefördert, exploratives Lernen ermöglicht und die Methodik von Projektarbeiten vermittelt werden.
LernzielMicrocontroller programming (C) – Peripherals Interfacing using a MSP433 MCU – Control of a Robot in a maze

The course will focus on teaching how to build and program a Texas Instrument robotic system learning kit (TI-RSLK). It is a robot kit, which includes a 2 wheeled robot, a line sensor to determine lines on the floor as well as sensors to recognize walls. The robot is driven by a MSP432 state of the art ARM Cortex M4 processor.

This course will give the students the opportunity to learn how to program the microcontroller of this robot to navigate in a small maze. For this, the students will learn how to control the motors and, consequently the movement of the robot with the peripherals of the microcontroller. Next to the movement, also the control and readout of the attached sensors will be part of the P&S course.

Once the students are able to read sensor values and control the motors of the robot, this course will conclude with a 4-week project. Within this project the students will design their own algorithm, such that the robot can navigate autonomously within a maze. A small competition at the end of the P&S will find the fastest robot of the group.

The course will be taught in English by the new D-ITET center for Project-based learning, the programming toolchain will be installed on the student’s own laptop. Experience with microcontroller programming (C) is an advantage, however not required. A short introduction will be given during the course.

This course will be taught in English or in German if necessary.