Electronics for Robotics

ET-MI-201

About this minor

This minor offers you a wide range of courses and an integrating project, enabling you to build up insight and develop knowledge and skills in the main fields of Electrical Engineering (EE): circuits, digital systems, electromagnetism  and signal processing.  The final integrating project  is on a simple vehicle that is driven by several electric stepper motors which are controlled by an onboard FPGA and needs to perform autonomously a predefined task.

Learning outcomes

The student will gain insight in the basic concepts of:

  • linear electrical circuits and components,
  • signal processing for telecommunications,
  • electromagnetism and describe the properties of electromagnetic waves
  • define the antenna and transmission lines characteristic parameters
  • systematic way to design a negative feedback amplifier with an operational amplifier used as controller.
  • Hardware description language VHDL to programme configurable logic blocks, the so called Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).

Good to know

Registration for this thematic minor is on a first-come, first-served basis and available places. (No lottery draw).

The minor, as such, does not offer direct access to EE MSc programmes, and is of special interest to students in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science and Nanobiology. It is not a course on robotics, it offers insight in basic fields of EE that will be applicable in the field of robotics.

Basic BSc-level knowledge on:

  1. Integral transforms, in particular the Fourier Transform.
  2. Discrete signal processing, in particular the discrete Fourier Transform.
  3. Complex analysis, in particular properties and manipulation of complex numbers.
  4. Linear algebra and vector calculus. In particular linear systems of equations and matrix-vector operations.

Prerequisites Minor, Basic BSc-level knowledge on:

  1. Integral transforms, in particular the Fourier Transform.
  2. Discrete signal processing, in particular the discrete Fourier Transform.
  3. Complex analysis, in particular properties and manipulation of complex numbers.
  4. Linear algebra and vector calculus. In particular linear systems of equations and matrix-vector operations.

Student at Leiden University, TU Delft or Erasmus University Rotterdam?
Check the eligibility matrix to see if your bachelor’s degree programme offers access to this and other minors at https://www.tudelft.nl/minor

Student at another educational institution?
External students cannot register via EduXchange. Interested in this minor, read the whole registration procedure at https://www.tudelft.nl/minor

For information about the courses, visit the TU Delft study guide.
For additional information on this minor, visit the TU Delft minor page.

Teaching method and examination

Lectures, practical demonstrations during the lectures, homework assignment, problem solving sessions and computational exercise

  • Homeworks + written exam

  • Project in groups of 4 students to delivery of a functional autonomous driving system

Check the detailed overview of courses, learning activities and study load at https://www.studyguide.tudelft.nl/

Link to more information

  • Credits
    ECTS 30
  • Level
    bachelor
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