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Course syllabus I-ROTS - Robotic Technologies for Space (FEEIT - WS 2020/2021)

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Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Robotic Technologies for Space
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)
2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
Recommended semester/trimester:
Space Engineering - master (compulsory), 1. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods:
There will be assignments for max. 50 points during the semester and a student has to gain 20
points minimum to be classified for the final exam.
The written final exam for the maximum of 50 points will follow.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Graduation of the subject will bring to the student knowledge about application of robotic technologies in cosmonautics - from the construction of orbital satellites and landing modules for the exploration of other space bodies, as well as assistance systems for piloted cosmonautics.
Course contents:
1. Robotics - Definition of subject, related scientific and technical disciplines, historical milestones of robotics development in connection with distance exploration of Earth and other cosmic bodies.
2. Robot and its subsystems, autonomous and remote-controlled systems, robot classification according to various criteria
3. Mobile robots - design principles of robots moving on a solid surface, on and below the (water) surface, respectively, in the gaseous atmosphere and in the cosmic space. Position and orientation control. Methods of landing on cosmic bodies of different types.
4. Robotic manipulators and other mechanical constructions for use on mobile platforms and piloted cosmonauts. Description of basic kinematic structures. Exoskeleton.
5. Driving systems for use in robotics, motors and transmission mechanisms - basic description and properties
6. Sensory systems for use in robotics - basic principles and properties. Sensors of internal variables, sensors of localization systems. Sensors for remote and in situ exploration of physical properties of cosmic bodies.
7. Power sources for mobile robots, energy management, internal temperature stabilization, protecting systems against adverse environmental influences.
8. Human-robot interaction - basic ways of controlling and programming robots. Ways to communicate with robots. Visual and haptic feedback. Enhanced and virtual reality.
9. Current applications of robots and robotic technologies in remote Earth exploration and exploration of other cosmic bodies. Robotics in piloted cosmonautics.
10. Trends in the development of robotics with a focus on remote Earth exploration and other cosmic bodies. Service robotics. Sample gathering and transport to the Earth. Mining of raw materials on other cosmic bodies.
Recommended or required reading:
A. A. Desrochers: Intelligent Robotic Systems for Space Exploration, Springer Science & Business Media, 2012, 345 s. ISBN 9781461536345
F. Duchoň: Snímače v mobilnej robotike, Vydavateľstvo STU, 2012. 97 s. ISBN 9788022738019
J. Borenstein, H. R. Everett and L. Feng: Where Am I? Sensors and Methods for Mobile Robot Positioning. The University of Michigan, 1996. 282 s.
K. Yoshida – B. Wilcox: Space Robots and Systems. Kapitola č.45 knihy editora B. Siciliano a O. Khatib: Springer Handbook of Robotics. s.1031-1063, Springer, 2008, ISBN 978-3-540-30301-5
Robotics, NASA Office of Education. Študijné materiály voľne dostupné na: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/robotics/home/index.html
The Vision for Space Exploration. NASA, 2004. Elektronická publikácia voľne dostupná na: https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/55583main_vision_space_exploration.pdf

Language of instruction:
slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 0

Name of lecturer(s):
Ing. Martin Dekan, PhD. (examiner, instructor, tutor) - slovak, english
prof. Ing. Peter Hubinský, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor) - slovak, english
Ing. Jozef Rodina, PhD. (examiner, instructor, tutor) - slovak, english
Last modification:
24. 3. 2020
prof. Ing. Peter Hubinský, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by RNDr. Marian Puškár on 03/24/2020.

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