Your project can, in theory, be on any aspect of robotics. However,
the topic has to be agreed with Prof. Parsons.
If you are stuck for a topic, I am happy to provide a list of possible
topics for you to choose from.
As you should be aware after completing the practicals, programming robots takes time. If you
need time to use the lab outside the scheduled classes, email
The main body of the report on your project should be around 2500 words long.
As an appendix to the main body of the report, attach the code that
you wrote as part of your project. This code should be well commented
(part of the mark for the report will be on the ease with which your
code can be understood).
The report should, at least, contain:
Submit your report, including appendix, by email to Prof. Parsons, as
a PDF if possible.
- A statement of the problem that you set out to solve.
- A statement of how you solved the problem.
- A discussion of the code that you wrote.
- An analysis of the degree to which you were and were not
successful in solving the problem (what worked well, what worked
badly, what scope there is for improving what you did if you had
longer to work on it).
- A summary of what you learnt about robotics during the project.
In addition, you need to submit a copy of the entire
introduction-to-robotics-2006 directory from the laptop that you
were working on. It may be easier to do this in person than by email,
and be sure to
to remove the binaries before you
If you have any questions, email them to Prof. Parsons.
As we agreed in class, the submission date for the project is 31st
This date us very close to the date by which marks have to be submitted.
If you are late submitting your report, it will not be possible to get
your report marked before the grades for the course are submitted, and
you will initially be given an incomplete. This will be resolved as
soon as possible after you submit your report.