Advanced Mobile Robotics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


An important class of robots are mobile robots. A mobile robotic system needs sensing, decision making and propulsion. To this end, this project-module will teach the students how to analyse and implement these capabilities into a mobile robotic application.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge of terminology within mobile robotics
  • Must have knowledge of different categories of mobile robotic systems
  • Must be able to understand how a particular mobile robotic system e.g. the semester project of the student, relates to similar systems
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of common strategies for sensing, guidance and control of mobile robotic systems
  • Must understand the scientific communication processes related to conference presentations and related to publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Must know how to organize a scientific publication


  • Must be able to analyse a problem and suggest a solution that uses relevant theories and methods from mobile robotics
  • Must be able to analyse a mobile robotic system and identify relevant constraints and assessment criteria
  • Must be able to analyse and implement algorithms (e.g., sensing, path planning, localization, control etc.) of relevance to the chosen mobile robotic system
  • Must be able to synthesize, i.e., design and implement, a system (or parts hereof) using relevant theories and methods from mobile robotics
  • Must be able to evaluate a mobile robotic system (or parts hereof) with respect to specific assessment criteria
  • Can explain the process of and criteria for peer reviewed scientific communications
  • Can write a paper for a scientific conference/journal
  • Can prepare and give an oral and poster presentation for a scientific conference


  • Must be able to select relevant mobile robotic theories, methods, and tools, and synthesize them in a new context to produce new knowledge and solutions
  • Must be able to read and understand selected scientific literature and then apply the theories, methods, and/or tools in order to solve a problem
  • Must be able to present the problem, the suggested solution(s), experiments and simulation results, as well as the overall conclusion in terms of a scientific paper and a poster
  • Must be able to present orally the main contribution and conclusion of the work in terms of a 15 minutes conference presentation
  • Are able to judge and prioritize the validity of various sources of sciencetific information
  • Can apply internationally recognized principles for acknowledging and citing work of others properly
  • Can formulate and explain scientific hypotheses and results achieved through scientific work
  • Are able to analyze results and draw conclusions on a scientific basis

Type of instruction

Project work



Name of examAdvanced Mobile Robotics
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAvancerede mobile robotter
Module codeESNROBK1P3
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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