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Course module: 202200109
Advanced Software Development for Robotics
Course info
Course module202200109
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact J.F. Broenink
Contactperson for the course J.F. Broenink
Examiner J.F. Broenink
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
  • design, develop soft- and firm/hard-real time programs using modern libraries
  • appraise proper use of software architectures, for developing efficient modular software in a robust way
  • evaluate real-time performance of the produced robot / embedded software, to optimise for use in the robot application at hand
This course dives deeper into developing control software for robots. The topics are:
  • Real-time programming, Real-time operating systems (threads, timing, real-time communication, kernels, communication between real-time and non-real-time parts).
  • Robot software architecture suitable for soft- and hard/firm-real time control parts, e.g. on modularity, scalability, effective use w.r.t. timing performance, etc.
  • Component-based software development using existing software frameworks (currently ROS2) and model-driven code generation methods and tools (currently using the tool 20-sim).
The practical assignments focus on gaining experience in writing software, (performance) testing it, and working towards controlling an actual robot (a pan-tilt camera unit) using a mainstream embedded control computing platform, currently a Raspberry Pi.

Entry Requirement
Cannot be taken next to 202200108 Software Development for Robotics         
Assumed previous knowledge
First-level programming in C++, basic operating systems, basic computer engineering.
Participating study
Master Electrical Engineering
Participating study
Master Embedded Systems
Participating study
Master Systems and Control
Participating study
Master Robotics
Required materials
Recommended materials
Claudius Ptolemaeus (ed), (2014) System Design, Modeling, and Simulation using Ptolemy II, ISBN:978-1-304-42106-7 (free E-Book)
Peter Marwedel, Embedded Systems Design, 3/e, 2018, ISBN 9783319858128 (paperback), 423 pages.
Jim Cooling, (2003) Software Engineering for Real-Time Systems, Addison Wesley, ISBN: 0-201-59620-2 / 9780321225788
Instructional modes

Oral exam, Exercises, Labwork

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