Autonomous Systems Research

All CDT-RAS students are required to study the “Autonomous Systems Research” course. This is a 30-credit course, open only to students in the CDT RAS students in their first year, offered in the autumn semester.

The learning objectives of this course are threefold:

  • obtain a broad overview of the current research landscape in robotics and autonomous system,
  • gain an appreciation for both practical and theoretical robotics research, and
  • learn to define and plan research projects.

Components of the course consist of: guidance for scientific writing and literature reviewing, presentation skills with external expert Mel Sherward, masterclass development and presentation, research methods - experimental design and analysis ,and working with users. Assessment will be based on a portfolio with both written and oral presentation, for which there will be iterative feedback by Prof. Hastie and PhD supervisors throughout the semester.