Robotic systems have wide application in modern technology and manufacturing. Robots can vary in complexity and use, from microrobots for surgical procedures to moderate-size robots common in manufacturing and undersea exploration to macrorobots used for disposal of nuclear wastes and as arms on space-station modules. The program designed for a minor in robotics provides a fundamental understanding of robotic operation and preliminary training in design and use of robots.
· Calculus, Math 217 (Differential Equations)
· Physics 117A, 118A (General Physics I, II)
· CSE 131 (Computer Science I) or CSE 126 (Introduction to Computer Programming) or CSE 200 (Engineering and Scientific Computing) or MEMS 201 (Numerical Methods and Matrix Algebra) or equivalent
· MEMS 255 (Engineering Mechanics II)
· ESE 351 (Signals and Systems) or MEMS 431 (Structural Dynamics and Vibrations)
· ESE 446 (Robotics: Dynamics and Control)
· ESE 447 (Robotics Laboratory)
Two courses chosen with the approval of the director of the program for a minor in robotics. Suggested courses are:
· CSE 313A Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
· CSE 452A Computer Graphics
· CSE 546T Computational Geometry
· MEMS 311 Machine Elements
· ESE 441 (Control Systems) or MEMS 4301 (Modeling, Simulation and Control) or MEMS 4302 (Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Controls)
· ESE 407 Analysis and Simulation of Discrete Event Systems
· ESE 435 Electrical Engineering Laboratory.
To find out more about this minor, contact the director (Heinz Schaettler) of the program for the minor.