MICRO-502 / 3 credits

Teacher: Floreano Dario

Language: English


Summary

The course provides an introduction to the design, control, and applications of aerial robots. Students will be able to translate theoretical concepts into practice by means of hands-on exercises with simulated drones.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Mobile Robots

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Identify drone types
  • Describe aerodynamic foundations of drones
  • Compare different design types
  • Analyze costs and benefits of specific design for specific mission
  • Assess / Evaluate control methods for specific missions
  • Implement control algorithm on drone
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Describe applications and regulations
  • Conduct an experiment with simulated and real drones

Transversal skills

  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Assess progress against the plan, and adapt the plan as appropriate.
  • Make an oral presentation.

Teaching methods

Lectures, software exercises, exercises and project with real drones

Expected student activities

Attending classes and asking critical questions; performing exercises and answering possible quizzes within a week; form groups to assemble, program, and characterize mini-drone; write and present drone project report.

Assessment methods

Project assessment and written exam

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Aerial robotics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Aerial robotics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Aerial robotics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Aerial robotics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Aerial robotics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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