The purpose of this course is to guide first year engineering students through a practical introduction to engineering. In this course, different areas in engineering (through robotics) will be introduced that will build different practical skills. This building process will converge into a point where students will be able to create, assemble, program, and test a simple robot. The topics addressed in this course include Robotics, Mechanics, Sensors, Control, Serial Communication, and Data Collection. This course will give the students a rich material that leads to an understanding of their following years of study.
This course is of 6 chapters divided into 15 weeks. The student should be aware of the importance of following up with the lab assistants for a successful completion of their projects. The assessment is done by submitting 4 assignments (Weeks 2, 5, 8, and 11), course project (2 phases: proposal in week 5, phase 1 completion in week 10, phase 2 and robot competition in week 14).
|Week 1||Overview||0||Collect Course CD from
Mr. Wael Ghizzawi
|Weeks 2 - 4||Introduction to Robotic Components
Parallel sessions by tutors:
Introduction to Handy Board By Mr. Mustafa Ghaddar
Interactive C By Mr. Mustafa Ghaddar
Sensors By Mr. Khaled Hamzeh
Programming II By Mr. Mustafa Ghaddar
|1||Assignment I (W2)|
|Weeks 5 - 6||Introduction to Microprocessors||2||Projects Proposals (W5)|
|Weeks 7||Welding Sessions By Mr. Abed Hossary||Assignment II (W7)|
|Weeks 8 - 10||Part I: Components of a Robot
Part II: Mechanics (Motors, Gears, and Mechanisms)
|Week 11 - 12||Project Phase I||Assignment III (W11)|
|Week 13||Assembly Language||4||Projects Phase II Proposals (W13)|
|Weeks 14 - 15||Final Projects Presentations and Robot Competition|
*The course material is prepared by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Saleh Chehadeh, Dr. Rached Zantout, and Dr. Issam Damaj.
|Project Phase I||20%|
|Project Phase II and Robot Competition||40%|