263-2600-00L  Robotics Programming Laboratory

Semester Autumn Semester 2015
Lecturers B. Meyer, J. W. Shin
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English
Comment Number of participants limited to 18.
The course is open to students of computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering background (although students from other departments will be considered).

In the Master Programme max. 10 credits can be accounted by Labs on top of the Interfocus Courses. Additional Labs will be listed on the Addendum.


Abstract This course is a hands-on laboratory course in which participants program Thymio II robot that will play in a competition. Students will learn software engineering skills and robotics concepts and apply them in practice.
Objective - Knowledge of basic software engineering principles and methods
- Knowledge of how software engineering applies to robotics
- Knowledge of the most common architectures, coordination and synchronization methods
- Experience in design of a small robotics system with aspects of sensing, planning and control
Content - Software engineering tools
- Design patterns
- Software architecture
- ROS and Roboscoop
- Perception
- Mapping and localization
- Path planning and obstacle avoidance

Students will program Thymio II educational robot with a Carmine 1.09 RGBD camera as the sensor.
Prerequisites / Notice Combination of lectures and a semester-long project.

Prior programming experience required. Object-oriented programming (especially Eiffel and C++) strongly recommended. Experience with Linux helpful.

Limited to 18 students.
- Expected to work both individually and in teams of 2-3 students