Module Catalogue

MEC3102 : Robotics and Automation

  • Offered for Year: 2018/19
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Michael Lau
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

This module aims to equip students with a knowledge and understanding of robotic and industrial automation principles and other key components which make up robotic systems. This will enable them to best specify and apply robotic systems to industrial applications.

Outline Of Syllabus

- History of robotics - definitions and standard configurations.
- Design of robot manipulators, and controller architectures.
- Kinematics and dynamics of robots.
- Trajectory control, on-line and off-line programming methods, modelling and simulation.
- Sensor controlled robots - vision systems, tactile and force sensing.
- Compliant motion control - impedance and hybrid control.
- Task planning, work-cell integration and communication, safety issues.
- Design of mobile robots and their control system architectures
- Navigation, path planning and obstacle avoidance methodologies
- Sensors for navigation and obstacle avoidance, including sonar arrays, laser and vision based systems
-       Application of robots in industry, i.e handling, welding, assembly, mobile vehicles.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable