Robotics focuses on the machine aspects of Cybernetics, especially on embedded autonomous agents (i.e. robots). Whereas Cybernetics deals with control issues in general systems including human, animal, technical and environmental, Robotics focuses solely on control issues in machines. Its study brings together several academic disciplines and spans subjects such as robotic systems, computer science, cybernetics and engineering. Students choose this subject at Reading because of the unique crossdisciplinary focus we place on Robotics as well as the worldrenowned nature of our research into the subject and the quality of industrial support we receive.
Robotics focuses on the design and development of embodied autonomous agents, otherwise known as Robots. Our Robotics degree will teach you how to design, build and control cuttingedge robots, through modules designed and taught by lecturers who have worked with NASA on space exploration, and with facilities that let you control robots over the Internet. With practical hands-on teaching in our first class Advanced Robotics Laboratory and support from major blue-chip companies such as Thales, you're given an excellent environment to create technically complex and imaginative mobile intelligent machines.
This programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering & Technology and the British Computer Society.
What will you study?
Cybernetics and circuits
Fundamentals of computing
System design and project management
Embedded microprocessors and digital systems
Robots and mechanics
Sensors and devices
Institution-Wide Language Programme
Social, legal and ethical aspects of science and engineering
Machines in motion
Law and management
System identification and control
Multi agent systems
Sustainable electrical energy