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SEE426 - Robotic System Design

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not offered from 2016 (replaced by SER400)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Matthew Joordens



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 3 hour practical per trimester. (Note: For safety reasons, only 2 students per session).  Students must attend and participate in compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): 1 x 3 hour practical per trimester. Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin . Students must attend and participate in mandatory activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


Topics addressed in this unit include: Automated assembly systems, transfer and parts presentation, product design for automated assembly, sensory feedback in robotic systems, machine vision systems, image acquisition and image processing, the performance and suitability of different camera technologies, distinction between image processing and image analysis, conditional control of motion using sensory systems, advanced robot programming, principle of 'real time' motion control, the hierarchy of evaluation and justification, and robotics in the future.


Examination 60%, assignments (journal style literature review and a technical oral presentation 30%, laboratory practical class 10%) 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during the trimester intensive week.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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