University of Technology Sydney

42043 Robotics Studio 1

12cp; 6hpw (face-to-face studio), on campus, weekly. Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Fields of practice: Robotics



This is a studio subject. It is not a conventional subject guided by a set curriculum. Its purpose is to provide an environment in which students can gain and simultaneously translate knowledge into a robotics system. Studios are product-based subjects, largely conducted in the studio, in collaboration with other students, academic staff and industry mentors. Students do a combination of individual self-directed study and project work.

This is the first studio in the fundamentals stage of the Robotics Engineering major. The major has three studios situated in the following stages: fundamentals; applications; and professional. The stages of the projects are the means by which students learn how to apply their knowledge to what they can achieve. The stages follow the classic engineering paradigm of assess, design and implement.

The objective of this studio is to introduce students to the multidisciplinary field of robotics engineering in both theory and practice. It aims to familiarise students with the robotics topics of mathematics, hardware and software, control and planning, sensing and perception motivated by real-world applications. Individual tasks in this studio are guided by a learning contract established at the beginning of the session.

What differentiates the applications studio from the fundamentals studio is the expectation of the level of proficiency of students. Once students have completed the fundamentals and applications studios and a range of coursework subjects, it is expected that they have the skills and knowledge to allow them to undertake the development of more challenging products in the final studio.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

Autumn session, City campus

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