CET723 Robotic Sensing and Sensors

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



Academic Unit



Robot sensors and vision sensors are essential in robot systems. Therefore, it is important to learn classification, characteristics, features and working principles of robot sensors and applications of vision sensors. The objective of this course is to familiarize the participating individuals with understanding of robot sensors basics, vision sensors, estimation using vision sensors, and Kalman filter and multi-sensor fusion. Robotic sensing technologies and sensors can be used to estimate a robot’s internal condition and to perceive its external environment. The measurements from sensors can also be used to control the motion and behavior of the robot. Characteristics and working principles of main internal and external sensors will be discussed. Vision sensors and estimation methods will be highlighted. Multi-sensor fusion will also be discussed.

This course is part of:
- Graduate Certificate in Computer Control and Automation
- FlexiMasters  in Computer Control and Automation


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Upon completion, learners should:

1. Understand classification, characteristics, features and working principles of main internal and external sensors;

2. Able to explain the modelling, calibration, and application scenarios of vision sensors;

3. Able to explain essential matrix and homography matrix techniques;

4. Analyze structure from motion and pose reconstruction using essential matrix and homography matrix techniques and;

5. Able to design estimators based on Kalman filter techniques for sensor fusion.


Robot sensors introduction, Vision sensing and Kalman filter and sensor fusion.

Automation Engineers for upgrading and Engineers who wish to switch to the automation field.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,635

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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CET715 Discrete Time System Modelling and Analysis1
CET716 State-Space Design Methods1
CET717 Optimal Control, Design and Implementation of Digital Controllers1
CET718 Linear and Nonlinear Programming1
CET719 Random Processes and Queuing Models1
CET720 Decision Analysis1
CET721 Robot Kinematics1
CET722 Robot Control1
CET724 Image Processing for Vision1
CET725 Pattern Recognition and Stereo Vision1
CET726 Three-dimensional computer vision1
CET727 Process modelling1
CET728 Model predictive control1
CET729 Multivariable process control1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Computer Control and Automation (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Computer Control and Automation (total 15AUs)
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved