Course CodeBSC116
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

Study robotics online.

Learn about the parts of a robot, how they are put together to create different types of robots, and explore the potential for using robotics in horticulture and beyond.

Lesson Structure

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Types of Robots
    • A Brief History of Robotics
    • Types of Physical Robots
  2. Robotic Actuators
    • Mechanical Components of Robots
    • Robot Movement
  3. Robotic Sensors
    • Types of Sensors
    • Signal Processing
    • Challenges
  4. Power Supply & Control Systems
    • Power Supply
    • Control Systems
    • Types of Robot Control Techniques
    • Control Systems Used in Robots
  5. Kinematics
    • Configuration and Workspace
    • Structure of Robots
    • Configurations and Configuration Space
  6. Cybernetics
    • Robot Brain
    • Developments in Autonomy
  7. Robot Maintenance
    • Why maintenance
    • Preventative maintenance
    • After breakdown maintenance
    • Maintenance planning
  8. Applications
    • Industrial Robots
    • Logistics
    • Service Robots


Understanding robotics will be critical to work in many, if not most jobs of the future. Understanding robotics is important to your future employ-ability and productivity.

If you have not previously studied robotics this is a course you may well need to do.