Actuators, Drivers and Electronic Modules


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete the module should have knowledge about the various building blocks comprising an embedded/robotic control system. The acquired knowledge should be applicable for selecting appropriate components for the design of robotic control systems.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge of basic electronics: capacitor, diode, and transistor
  • Must have knowledge of sensing possibilities: push buttons, potentiometers, photo resistors and force sensitive resistors
  • Must have knowledge of limited number of actuators e.g. DC-motors, step-motors, linear actuators
  • Must have an overview of the basic structure and behaviour of micro-controllers
  • Must have understanding on using micro-controllers: interface to the computer, analogue/digital input/output
  • Must have understanding of circuit applications: DC filtering, circuit protection and amplifiers
  • Must have knowledge of one particular micro-controller to the level of register-structure, special purpose registers (including timers), I/O including digital, drivers, interrupt channels (level/rising/falling), analogue and digital outputs and PWM)


  • To apply acquired knowledge for the design and implementation of robotic control systems



Name of examActuators, Drivers and Electronic Modules
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAktuatorer, driver og elektroniske komponenter
Module codeESNROBB3K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Robotics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design