Module Catalogues

Industrial Automation and Robot Control

Module Title Industrial Automation and Robot Control
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2024/25
Semester SEM1

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.

Learning outcomes

Students completing the module successfully should be able to:
Knowledge and Understanding
A. understand fundamental concepts in robot design and application.
Intellectual Abilities
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.
Practical Skills
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.