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inf308 - Microrobotics II (Complete module description)
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Module label Microrobotics II
Module abbreviation inf308
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Interdisziplinäre Module
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Technische Informatik
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems (Master) > Embedded Brain Computer Interaction
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems (Master) > Human-Computer Interaction
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems (Master) > Systems Engineering
Responsible persons
  • Fatikow, Sergej (module responsibility)
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (authorised to take exams)
Microrobotics and Microsystems Engineering
Skills to be acquired in this module
After having given an established introduction in the module “Microrobotics and Microsystem Technology” this lecture offers a further specialisation in microrobotics. Within the course, all relevant areas (among others the research topics of the division “Microrobotics and Control Engineering (AMiR)”) will be presented and analysed. The student will be provided with an insight into current research projects of AMiR and of other research institutes of microrobotics worldwide; here mainly the requirements of industry to microrobots will be discussed. The lecture will be enhanced by practical courses in the research laboratories of AMiR.
Professional competence
The students:
  • name and recognise the basic concepts of nanotechnology, in particular, micro- and nanorobotics approaches
  • differentiate the development, control and application of micro- and nanorobotics systems - implement and design application-specific mirco- and nanorobotics systems
Methodological competence
The students:
  • transfer their control engineering and image processing abilities on interdisciplinary problems
  • transfer their hands-on experience to develop controls and apllications of microrobotic systems on new tasks
Social competence
The students:
  • work in a team
The students:
  • reflect their problem-solving behaviour and use hands-on experience to develop, control and application of microrobotics
Module contents
  • Smart and versatile microrobots; microactuators (piezo-, ferrofluid- and SMA-actuators) for microrobots;
  • real-time image processing in the micro world (SEM, optical microscopy);
  • micro force sensors and tactile sensors for microrobots;
  • microrobot control systems, e.g. neural networks and fuzzy logic;
  • haptic interface for the control of microrobots;
  • neural speech interface for the control of microrobots;
  • robot-based micro- and nanohandling (SEM, optical microscopy);
  • applications: microassembly, nano-testing, cell handling;
  • Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs); multi-robot systems: team behavior, communication, control issues
Recommended reading
  • Lecture notes (can be obtained in secretariate, A1-3-303)
  • Fatikow, Sergej (Ed.): Automated Nanohandling by Microrobots, Springer, London, 2008
Languages of instruction English, German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annual
Module capacity unlimited
Teaching/Learning method 1VL + 1Ü
Previous knowledge Mikrorobotik und Mikrosystemtechnik
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 3 SoSe 42
Exercises 1 SoSe 14
Total module attendance time 56 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture period
Oral Exam and exercises