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MEC8026 : Robotics (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to equip students with a knowledge and understanding of industrial and mobile robots, including other key components and software which make up robotic systems. This will enable them to best specify and apply robotic systems to industrial applications. The module covers a wide range of topics in the field of robotics, including the historical development of robots in the context of industrial applications and mobile robots. Robot kinematics are analysed and related design principles are introduced, including sensor/control systems.

Outline Of Syllabus

- Brief history of industrial robotics, definitions and standard configurations
- Design of robot manipulators including controller architectures
- Kinematics of manipulators arms
- Trajectory control, on-line and off-line programming methods, modelling and simulation
- Application of robots in industry, i.e. handling, welding, assembly, mobile vehicles
- Task planning and safety
- Introduction to the design and configuration of mobile robots, controller architectures and applications
- Kinematics and trajectory control of mobile robots, including modelling and simulation
- Sensor control of mobile robots for localisation, navigation and obstacle avoidance

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.

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