ACIT4020 Robotics and Control Project Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Robotics and Control Project
Master's Degree Programme in Applied Computer and Information Technology
10 stp.


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are a disruptive technology that is revolutionizing data gathering, earth observation, environmental monitoring, mapping, and transport to name only a few. This course provides a hands-on overview of common theories and methods used in the design of aerial robotic systems. The course is organised around weekly practical labs and lectures that complement each other. The student will get hands-on experience with the technologies as well as a holistic perspective on the architecture of aerial robotic systems. The course uses examples from multirotor and fixed wing types of vehicles and focuses both on autonomous and remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS).


No formal requirements over and above the admission requirements.



Upon successful completion of the course, the student should:

  • have advanced knowledge on aerial robotic system components and architecture
  • have advanced knowledge on rules and regulations regarding RPAS/UAS systems
  • have advanced knowledge in modeling and simulation of aerial robotic systems
  • have advanced knowledge in common sensors, actuators, communication devices, video transmission, and hardware component technologies used in aerial robots
  • have deep knowledge of algorithms and methods used in navigation, guidance and control of aerial robots


Upon successful completion of the course, the student:

  • can analyze aerial robotic systems with regard to its components, architecture, and their purpose
  • can model, analyze, and simulate aerial robotic systems
  • can apply a number of algorithms and methods in navigation, guidance, and control of aerial robots


General competence

Upon successful completion of the course, the student:

  • can discuss the role of aerial robotic systems in a number of practical applications


Topics covered in this course:

  • Introduction to aerial robotics
  • Rules and regulations regarding RPAS/UAS
  • Kinematic and dynamic modelling
  • Navigation, guidance, and control
  • Hardware components and software architectures

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

This course will feature weekly lectures and lab work to provide both theoretical and hands- on experience. Students will work in groups and complete assignments given to them. The student will supplement the lectures and lab with their own reading. The students will also work on an individual or group project of between 2 - 5 students.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter


Vurdering og eksamen

The final grade will be based on:

  • Individual written/digital exam 3 hours duration  (50% of the final grade)
  • Group (2 - 5 students) project work (7500 - 15000 words) (50% of the final grade)

The assessment of the project takes the size of the group into account and a somewhat larger project report is expected with larger groups.

Both exams must be passed in order to pass the course. The exam can be appealed.


New/postponed exam

In case of failed exam or legal absence, the student may apply for a new or postponed exam. New or postponed exams are offered within a reasonable time span following the regular exam. The student is responsible for applying for a new/postponed exam within the time limits set by OsloMet. The Regulations for new or postponed examinations are available in Regulations relating to studies and examinations at OsloMet.

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen



For the final assessment a grading scale from A to E is used, where A denotes the highest and E the lowest pass grade, and F denotes a fail.


Two internal examiners. External examiner is used periodically.