Aims and Fit of Module
To introduce students to the fundamental concepts in robotics, such as Direct and Inverse Kinematics, Workspace, Trajectory Planning and Control.
To provide the basic knowledge and skills to design and build industrial robotic systems, and to understand the advantages and disadvantages of their deployment.
Students completing the module successfully should be able to:
Knowledge and Understanding
A. understand fundamental concepts in robot design and application.
B. derive the homogenous transformation matrices for multi-degrees of freedom robotic systems.
C. model the kinematic chains of robotic manipulators.
D. analyse the kinematic chains to solve for the inverse kinematics.
E. implement control algorithms on robotic joints and relate theoretical analysis to physical observations of robotic systems.
F. have hands-on skills on the control of industrial robotic systems.
General Transferable Skills
G. acquire independent learning, problem solving and design skills
Method of teaching and learning
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures and supervised laboratory sessions. Coursework will be assigned in Week 5 and 10.